Friday July 20, 1984
US date format: 7/20/1984, UK date format: 20/7/1984
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Konsta Hietanen and Gonzalo Bergessio.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince.
In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits.
Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gaplus or Grand Prix Manager.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 20, 1984?
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- Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
- Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 metres.
- Officials of the Miss America pageant ask Vanessa Lynn Williams to quit after Penthouse publishes nude photos of her.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 20, 1984?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Prince - When Doves Cry
- Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
- Ollie And Jerry - Breakin'...there's No Stopping Us
- Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)
- Teddy Pendergrass And Whitney Houston - Hold Me
- Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again
- Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
- The Jacksons - State of Shock
- Grandmaster Melle Mel - Beat Street Breakdown - Part I
- Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
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