Tuesday January 17, 1984
US date format: 1/17/1984, UK date format: 17/1/1984
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 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 Calvin Harris and Sophie Dee.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes.
In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits.
Broadway Danny Rose, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Robin Hood.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ben Bero Beh or Magical Tree.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 17, 1984?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- US Supreme Court rules (5-4) private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 17, 1984?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
- The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
- Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- Kool & The Gang - Joanna
- Lionel Richie - Running With The Night
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Joanna
- Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew
- Shannon - Let The Music Play
- Debarge - Time Will Reveal
- ConFunkShun - Baby, I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love)
- The Deele - Body Talk
- Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
- Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson - Say Say Say
- Luther Vandross - I'll Let You Slide
- D Train - Something's On Your Mind
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 17If January 17, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 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?