Tuesday 8 May 1984
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Martin Compston.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie.
In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits.
The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anter Planter or Gust Buster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1984 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Martin Compston: Scottish footballer and actor.
- Cambridge (United Kingdom)
- Ariane Labed
- Mascha Müller: German actress.
- Cynthia Ruiz: Mexican singer.
- Yara Sofia: Puerto Rican drag queen performer.
- Julia Whelan: American actress.
- Nadine Chandrawinata: Indonesian beauty pageant contestant.
- David King: English figure skater.
- Minn Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles
- USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
- The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
- Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed.
- Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. Rene Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lionel Richie - Hello
- Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
- Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
- Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
- Rick Springfield - Love Somebody
- Julio Iglesias - To All The Girls I've Loved Before
- The Cars - You Might Think
- Kenny Loggins - Footloose
- Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
- Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
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