Sunday 21 October 1984
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tyler Braun and Anna Bogdanova.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder.
In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits.
Body Double, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Big Deal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Girl's Garden or Pac-Land.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1984 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Tyler Braun: YouTube Star.
- Anna Bogdanova: Russian heptathlete.
- Tom Brandstater: American football player.
- Kenny Cooper: American soccer player.
- Anouk Leblanc-Boucher: Canadian speed skater.
- José Lobatón: Venezuelan baseball player
- Jessica Michibata: Japanese model
- Marvin Mitchell: American football player
- Kieran Richardson: English footballer
- Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
- Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
- Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
- Chicago - Hard Habit To Break
- Madonna - Lucky Star
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy
- The Cars - Drive
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me
- John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side
- Prince - Purple Rain
- I'm So Excited '84 - Pointer Sisters
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