Tuesday 25 December 1984, Christmas
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include The Veronicas and Jessica Origliasso.
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.
Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, 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.
On TV people were watching Hrvatski narodni preporod.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond Castle Wolfenstein or Bruce Lee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1984 ?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- The Veronicas: Australian identical twins, singer-actor entertainers who have released CDs of cover songs plus their own original compositions, and acted as Emerald and Sapphire, the twin daughters of the mayor of River City in the 2001 Australian TV series, "Cybergirl.
- Jessica Origliasso: TV Actress.
- Georgia Moffett: British actress.
- Alastair Cook: English cricketer.
- Lisa Origliasso: Pop Singer.
- Jordan Smith: MMA Fighter
- Locó : Angolan footballer
- Chris Cahill: Samoan footballer
- Chris Richard: American basketball player
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
- Howard Jones - What Is Love
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Status Quo - Marguerita Time
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
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