Thursday December 20, 1984
US date format: 12/20/1984, UK date format: 20/12/1984
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Bob Morley and Adina Fohlin.
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 Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Drei reizende Schwestern.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mugsy or Knight Lore.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 20, 1984?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- 33 unknown keyboard (piano) works of Johann Sebastion Bach are found in the Yale library.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.
- Gonzalo Marquez: Venezuelan baseball player (Born 1946).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 20, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?