Saturday 17 March 1984, St. Patrick's Day
It was Saturday, 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 17 March 1984 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
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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