Wednesday 19 December 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
Starman, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1984 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Ian Kennedy: American baseball player.
- China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
- Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
- UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
- Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th and youngest NHL player to score 1,000 points.
- Fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah kills 27 people.
- The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that the People's Republic of China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
- Four African-American youths (Barry Allen, Troy Canty, James Ramseur, and Darrell Cabey) board an express train in The Bronx borough of New York City. They attempt to rob Bernhard Goetz, who shoots them. The event starts a national debate about urban crime in the United States.
- In Malta, Prime Minister Dom Mintoff resigns.
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