Sunday July 08, 1984

US date format: 7/8/1984, UK date format: 8/7/1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 8, 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 Daniella Sarahyba and Myrtille Gollin. In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. The Last Starfighter, directed by Nick Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Wired by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Excitebike or Comic Bakery.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 08, 1984?


Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

Events

  • 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (61 61 62)
  • Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

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Movies

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The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Country: United States of America

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Country: United States of America

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

Directed by: David Markey

Starring: Jennifer Schwartz, Hilary Rubens, Janet Housden, Kim Pilkington

Splatter University

Splatter University

Directed by: Richard W. Haines

Starring: Forbes Riley, Ric Randig, Dick Biel, Kathy LaCommare

The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

They Came from Somewhere Else

They Came from Somewhere Else

Brothers

Brothers

Poor Little Rich Girls

Poor Little Rich Girls

Weekend Playhouse

Weekend Playhouse

Days to next July 08

If July 08, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 2 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1984?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Wired by Bob Woodward

Wired

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Belushi The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure. Belushi The star who plummeted over the edge.

Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock

Balls

By:

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Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories by Saul Bellow

Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories

By:

Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction from one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle

By:

The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches Of Eastwick

By:

Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Excitebike

Excitebike

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, NEC PC-8801, X1, Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube (Animal Crossing)

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Nintendo Hudson Soft (PC-8801, X1)

Avalon The 3D Adventure Movie

Avalon The 3D Adventure Movie

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

The Castles of Dr. Creep

The Castles of Dr. Creep

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform/Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Fruity Frank

Fruity Frank

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX

Publisher: Kuma Computers

Comic Bakery

Comic Bakery

Platform: MSX, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami Imagine Software (C64)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 08, 1984?

On July 08, 1984 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is July 08, 1984?

On July 08, 1984 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 08, 1984?

On July 08, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 08, 1984?

On July 08, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 08, 1984?

On July 08, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 08, 1984?

On July 08, 1984 several famous people were born including, Daniella Sarahyba, Myrtille Gollin, Alexis Dziena.

Which famous people died on July 08, 1984?

Famous people died on July 08, 1984 include, Christine McIntyre.

What was the number one song in July 08, 1984?

The number one song in the week of July 08, 1984 was When Doves Cry by Prince in US and Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood in UK.

What were the top hits on July 08, 1984?

The top hits on July 08, 1984 were When Doves Cry by Prince, Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen, Jump (For My Love) by Pointer Sisters in US and Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Hole In My Shoe by neil in UK.


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