Wednesday 24 October 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lougee Basabas and Felicia Chin.
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 Gaplus or Marble Madness.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Lougee Basabas: Filipino singer-songwriter (MOJOFLY).
- Felicia Chin: Singaporean actress.
- Jonas Gustavsson: Swedish ice hockey player.
- Kaela Kimura: Japanese singer-songwriter (Sadistic Mika Band).
- 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
- Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
- Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere five months after it failed.
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
- Prince - Purple Rain
- Madonna - Lucky Star
- Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
- John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy
- I'm So Excited '84 - Pointer Sisters
- Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All The Luck
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