Thursday August 16, 1984

US date format: 8/16/1984, UK date format: 16/8/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 16, 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 Hadrien Féraud and Matteo Anesi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Old Enough, directed by Marisa Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Past Imperfect by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle of Terror or Gauntlet.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

Events

  • LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • NASA launches Ampte.
  • Largest harness racing purse (US$2,161,000 - Nihilator wins US$1,080,500).

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Movies

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Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Saaransh

Saaransh

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Country: United States of America

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Gremlins

Gremlins

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Country: United States of America

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

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Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

Hum Log

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Special Squad

Special Squad

Crime Inc.

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Past Imperfect by Joan Collins

Past Imperfect

By:

Joan Collins is the internationally famous actress whose career has brought her to a new peak of stardom as Alexis Carrington Colby in "Dynasty" - a role which might have been

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

By:

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman

The March Of Folly

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

By:

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Amazon

Amazon

Platform: Apple II; Atari ST; Commodore 64; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction graphic adventure

Publisher: Telarium

Booty

Booty

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Firebird

Castle of Terror

Castle of Terror

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Melbourne House

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro Amstrad CPC

Genre: Defender (video game) clone

Publisher: Micro Power

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 16, 1984?

On August 16, 1984 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 16, 1984?

On August 16, 1984 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 16, 1984?

On August 16, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1984?

On August 16, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 16, 1984?

On August 16, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 16, 1984?

On August 16, 1984 several famous people were born including, Hadrien Féraud, Matteo Anesi, Candice Dupree.

Which famous people died on August 16, 1984?

Famous people died on August 16, 1984 include, Gyorgy Kosa.

What was the number one song in August 16, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 16, 1984 was Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on August 16, 1984?

The top hits on August 16, 1984 were Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr., What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner, State Of Shock by Jacksons in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael, Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Agadoo by Black Lace in UK.