Wednesday May 16, 1984

US date format: 5/16/1984, UK date format: 16/5/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 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 Pania Rose and Darío Cvitanich. 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. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mugsy or Mickey's Space Adventure.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
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Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mackay pays US$218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Minnesota Twins in Minnesota; Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game.
  • Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution.

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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

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Country: United States of America

This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Country: United States of America

Love Streams

Love Streams

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel

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TV Series

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Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Six Centuries of Verse

Six Centuries of Verse

Directed by: Richard Mervyn

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald

One More Sunday

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Welcome to the Eternal Church of the Believer, where devout workers operate state-of-the-art computer equipment to process the thousands of dollars that pour in daily and where hundreds of prayers are

Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley

Lord Of The Dance

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary

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Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to …

Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh

Lines And Shadows

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Joseph Wambaugh explores a phenomenon that is attracting increasing national attention, the wave of immigration from Mexico across the southwestern United States border, in "Lines and Shadows".A

Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner

Mafia Princess

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Mafia Princess

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mugsy

Mugsy

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy and Management

Publisher: Melbourne House

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure, survival horror

Publisher: Palace Software

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

Bridge-It

Bridge-It

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64, TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 16, 1984 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 16, 1984?

On May 16, 1984 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 16, 1984?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 16, 1984?

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

Which famous people are born on May 16, 1984?

On May 16, 1984 several famous people were born including, Pania Rose, Tomáš Fleischmann, Darío Cvitanich.

Which famous people died on May 16, 1984?

Famous people died on May 16, 1984 include, Andy Kaufman, Irwin Shaw.

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

The number one song in the week of May 16, 1984 was Hello by Lionel Richie in US and The Reflex by Duran Duran in UK.

What were the top hits on May 16, 1984?

The top hits on May 16, 1984 were Hello by Lionel Richie, Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins in US and The Reflex by Duran Duran, Automatic by The Pointer Sisters, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins in UK.