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..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1984?
- 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
- 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).
French jazz bass guitarist, arranger and...
Italian speed skater.
American basketball player.
Composer, dies at 87.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1984?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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.