Friday 16 March 1984
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen.
In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits.
Police Academy, directed by Hugh Wilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1984 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Aisling Bea: Irish actress.
- Levi Brown: American football player.
- Hosea Gear: New Zealand rugby player.
- Brandon Prust: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Nele-Liis Vaiksoo: Estonian singer and actress.
- Mathieu Ganio: French 'danseur étoile' (principal dancer) of the Paris Opera Ballet.
- Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
- South-Africa and Mozambique sign non attack treaty
- Islamic Jihad gunmen kidnap William Buckley, US Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Beirut, Lebanon (later dies in captivity).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Van Halen - Jump
- Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
- Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
- Nena - 99 Luftballons
- Kenny Loggins - Footloose
- Michael Jackson - Thriller
- Huey Lewis & The News - I Want A New Drug
- Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
- John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
- Duran Duran - New Moon On Monday
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