Wednesday October 17, 1984

US date format: 10/17/1984, UK date format: 17/10/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 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. The Terminator, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Superior Women by Alice Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Luke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gertrude's Secrets or Beyond Castle Wolfenstein.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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
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Events

  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

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Movies

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The Terminator

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States of America

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

American Dreamer

American Dreamer

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne

Firstborn

Firstborn

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim

Silent Madness

Silent Madness

Directed by: Simon Nuchtern

Starring: Belinda Montgomery, Viveca Lindfors, Solly Marx, Sydney Lassick

TV Series

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Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Fairly Secret Army

Fairly Secret Army

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 11 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces Of My Mind

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Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer

First Among Equals

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Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey

Strong Medicine

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Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

The Weaker Vessel

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"An almost encyclopedic chronicle of women in 17th century England...wives, warriors, heiresses, preachers... alive with anecdote after anecdote." - New York Times Book Review

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

Devil World

Devil World

Platform: NES, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Nintendo

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Stealth game

Publisher: Muse Software

Abyss

Abyss

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Cases Computer Simulations

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 October 17, 1984?

On October 17, 1984 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 17, 1984?

On October 17, 1984 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 17, 1984?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 17, 1984?

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

Which famous people are born on October 17, 1984?

On October 17, 1984 several famous people were born including, Chris Lowell, Gottfrid Svartholm, Aymeline Valade.

Which famous people died on October 17, 1984?

Famous people died on October 17, 1984 include, Alberta Hunter.

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

The number one song in the week of October 17, 1984 was I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder in US and I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder in UK.

What were the top hits on October 17, 1984?

The top hits on October 17, 1984 were I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) by Billy Ocean, Hard Habit To Break by Chicago in US and I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, Freedom by Wham!, The War Song by Culture Club in UK.


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