Tuesday August 21, 1984

US date format: 8/21/1984, UK date format: 21/8/1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Alizée (singer) and B J Upton. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Choose Me, directed by Alan Rudolph, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbie or Abyss.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

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Movies

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Choose Me

Choose Me

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

Directed by: Douglas Cheek

Starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

Bolero

Bolero

Directed by: John Derek

Starring: Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregón

Old Enough

Old Enough

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Alyssa Milano

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TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Mitch

Mitch

Ude på noget

Ude på noget

Kids Incorporated

Kids Incorporated

Bob's Full House

Bob's Full House

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 1 month, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour

The Walking Drum

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Louis L’Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier—the

The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader

The Miko

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A New York Times bestseller by the author of The Ninja: An American martial artist travels to Tokyo and becomes the target of an international conspiracy.

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.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Barbie

Barbie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, PC Booter

Genre: Action

Publisher: Parker Brothers, Sega

Ducks Ahoy!

Ducks Ahoy!

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC BBC Model B (text only)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mosaic Publishing

Abyss

Abyss

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Cases Computer Simulations

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 21, 1984?

On August 21, 1984 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is August 21, 1984?

On August 21, 1984 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 21, 1984?

On August 21, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1984?

On August 21, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 1984?

On August 21, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 21, 1984?

On August 21, 1984 several famous people were born including, Alizée (singer), B J Upton, Alizée .

What was the number one song in August 21, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 21, 1984 was Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on August 21, 1984?

The top hits on August 21, 1984 were Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr., What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner, Stuck On You by Lionel Richie 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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