Sunday August 19, 1984

US date format: 8/19/1984, UK date format: 19/8/1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Micah Alberti and Ryan Taylor. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Old Enough, directed by Marisa Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Past Imperfect by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Learning with FuzzyWOMP or Cutthroats.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1984, at August 19 across the years or at August 1984 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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Events

  • 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • Republican Convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President
  • Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am

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Movies

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Country: United States of America

Gremlins

Gremlins

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Country: United States of America

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Country: United States of America

The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

Written by:

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

Hum Log

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Special Squad

Special Squad

Crime Inc.

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next August 19

If August 19, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 3 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Past Imperfect by Joan Collins

Past Imperfect

By:

Joan Collins is the internationally famous actress whose career has brought her to a new peak of stardom as Alexis Carrington Colby in "Dynasty" - a role which might have been

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

By:

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman

The March Of Folly

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

By:

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Platform, Action, Educational, Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Cutthroats

Cutthroats

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

The Biz

The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

Ghouls

Ghouls

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform Game

Publisher: Micro Power

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

Platform: Game Boy Color, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, SG-1000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Bullet-Proof Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 19, 1984?

On August 19, 1984 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 19, 1984?

On August 19, 1984 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 19, 1984?

On August 19, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 19, 1984?

On August 19, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 19, 1984?

On August 19, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 19, 1984?

On August 19, 1984 several famous people were born including, Micah Alberti, Alessandro Matri, Ryan Taylor.

What was the number one song in August 19, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 19, 1984 was Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on August 19, 1984?

The top hits on August 19, 1984 were Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr., What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner, State Of Shock by Jacksons in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael, Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Agadoo by Black Lace in UK.


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