Wednesday February 01, 1984
US date format: 2/1/1984, UK date format: 1/2/1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Lee Thompson Young and Abbi Jacobson.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Karma Chameleon by Culture Club.
In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits.
Mashaal, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Alas Smith & Jones.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ancient Art of War or The Death Trap.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 01, 1984?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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- China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations.
- Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed February 3).
- Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner.
- Dr. John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 1984?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
- Kool & The Gang - Joanna
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
- Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
- Lionel Richie - Running With The Night
- Genesis - That's All
- Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Pink Houses
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?