Wednesday 17 October 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chris Lowell and Gottfrid Svartholm.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder.
In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits.
Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Rest Of Us by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Big Deal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure Construction Set or Booty.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the important events of 17 October 1984 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Chris Lowell: American actor.
- Gottfrid Svartholm
- Aymeline Valade
- Anja Skybakmoen: Norwegian singer-songwriter and bandleader (Pitsj).
- Luke Rockhold: MMA Fighter.
- Alberta Hunter: American singer-songwriter and nurse (d. 1984).
- Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
- Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
- Chicago - Hard Habit To Break
- Madonna - Lucky Star
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy
- The Cars - Drive
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me
- John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side
- Prince - Purple Rain
- I'm So Excited '84 - Pointer Sisters
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1984?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?