Friday 28 December 1984
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elena Ivashchenko and Martin Kaymer.
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 The Man from Moscow.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Emerald Isle or Learning with FuzzyWOMP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1984 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Elena Ivashchenko: Russian martial artist (d. 2013).
- Martin Kaymer: German golfer.
- Leroy Lita: English footballer.
- Alex Lloyd: English race car driver.
- Duane Solomon: American runner.
- Sam Peckinpah: American film director and screenwriter who was noted for his creative slow-motion vision of violence and killing the old fashioned Western.
- TV soap Edge of Night ends 28 year run
- Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old.
- Famine in Ethiopia begins and kills a million people by the end of 1984. (1984 Famine in Ethiopia).
- Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the Crack Epidemic.
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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