Thursday July 12, 1984
US date format: 7/12/1984, UK date format: 12/7/1984
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 12, 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 Natalie Martinez and Gareth Gates.
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.
Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Superstar.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bank Panic or Illusions.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 12, 1984?
- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
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- Geraldine Ferraro, New York becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
- In San Francisco, the Democratic National Convention nominates Walter F. Mondale for U.S. President, and Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 12, 1984?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Prince - When Doves Cry
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
- Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)
- Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face
- Duran Duran - The Reflex
- Laura Branigan - Self Control
- Mike Reno & Ann Wilson - Almost Paradise
- Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
- Huey Lewis and the News - The Heart Of Rock & Roll
- ZZ Top - Legs
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Prince - When Doves Cry
- Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
- Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)
- Ollie And Jerry - Breakin'...there's No Stopping Us
- Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
- Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again
- Teddy Pendergrass And Whitney Houston - Hold Me
- O'Bryan - Lovelite
- Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
- The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 12If July 12, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 2 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 16 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?