Tuesday 11 December 1984
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sandra Echeverria and Leighton Baines.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
Starman, directed by John Carpenter, 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 Inspektor Vinko.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ancient Art of War or Acrobatic Dog-Fight Dog-Fight.
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1984 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Sandra Echeverria: Movie Actress.
- Leighton Baines: English footballer.
- Spyros Vrontaras: Greek footballer.
- George Waggner: American actor director and producer (d. 1984).
- Doug Henning & His World... opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Out Of Touch
- Duran Duran - Wild Boys
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
- The Honeydrippers - Sea Of Love
- Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights
- New Edition - Cool It Now
- Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
- Pat Benatar - We Belong
- Cyndi Lauper - All Through The Night
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