Saturday March 17, 1984, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1984, UK date format: 17/3/1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Ryan Rottman . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Down to Earth. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kentilla or The Dallas Quest.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Movies

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Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Country: United States of America

Police Academy

Police Academy

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Country: United States of America

Charrito

Charrito

Directed by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Florinda Meza, María Antonieta de las Nieves, Rubén Aguirre

Polar

Polar

Directed by: Jacques Bral

Starring: Jean-François Balmer, Sandra Montaigu, Pierre Santini, Roland Dubillard

Carmen

Carmen

Directed by: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham

TV Series

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Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

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Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Amor com Amor Se Paga

Amor com Amor Se Paga

Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 6 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 17 days.
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Books

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Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker

Unto This Hour

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This novel recounts five days in Virginia in August 1862, when an outnumbered Confederate Army delivered a smashing blow to Union forces.

Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck

People Of The Lie

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In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy—The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond—Dr.

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

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gertrude's Secrets

Gertrude's Secrets

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Edutainment

Kentilla

Kentilla

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Micromega

The Dallas Quest

The Dallas Quest

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple IIe Atari 8-bit TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datasoft

Electrician

Electrician

Platform: Atari 8-bit family Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Synapse Software Kemco

New York City

New York City

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Publisher: Synapse Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 17, 1984?

On March 17, 1984 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1984?

On March 17, 1984 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1984?

On March 17, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 17, 1984?

On March 17, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1984?

On March 17, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1984?

On March 17, 1984 several famous people were born including, Ryan Rottman.

What was the number one song in March 17, 1984?

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1984 was Jump by Van Halen in US and 99 Red Balloons by Nena in UK.

What were the top hits on March 17, 1984?

The top hits on March 17, 1984 were Jump by Van Halen, Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell in US and 99 Red Balloons by Nena, Joanna / Tonight by Kool & The Gang, Hello by Lionel Richie in UK.


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