Wednesday December 19, 1984
US date format: 12/19/1984, UK date format: 19/12/1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Carina Beduschi and Ian Kennedy.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
Mrs. Soffel, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Drei reizende Schwestern.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ancient Art of War or Codename MAT.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 19, 1984?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
- UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
- Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th and youngest NHL player to score 1,000 points.
- Fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah kills 27 people.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1984?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
- Howard Jones - What Is Love
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
- Status Quo - Marguerita Time
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 19If December 19, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 24 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?