Wednesday 26 December 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1984 ?
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Ahmed Barusso: Ghanaian footballer.
- Leonardo Ghiraldini: Italian rugby player.
- Alex Schwazer: Italian race walker.
- Natalie Nunn: Reality Star.
- Belgian princess Astrid marries arch duke Otto L van Austrian-Este.
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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?
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
- Howard Jones - What Is Love
- Status Quo - Marguerita Time
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 26 December 1984 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?