Friday December 21, 1984

US date format: 12/21/1984, UK date format: 21/12/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 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 Andrea Jeremiah and Jackson Rathbone. 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 Kung-Fu Heroes or Hydlide.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1984, at December 21 across the years or at December 1984 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.

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Movies

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A Cruel Romance

A Cruel Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov

The Terminator

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States of America

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Country: United States of America

Birdy

Birdy

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

The Weaker Vessel

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"An almost encyclopedic chronicle of women in 17th century England...wives, warriors, heiresses, preachers... alive with anecdote after anecdote." - New York Times Book Review

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.

God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and …

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

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From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

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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?

Kung-Fu Heroes

Kung-Fu Heroes

Platform: Arcade, NES, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Taiyo System (Arcade); NA Kitcorp (Arcade); JP Namcot (Famicom/NES); NA Culture Brain (Famicom/NES)

Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight

Platform: Arcade, NES, PC-8801, X1, Sharp Zaurus, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Hydlide

Hydlide

Platform: PC-6001, PC-8801, MSX, MSX2 FM-7, PC-9801, Sharp X1, PC-66, FM7, Sharp MZ-2000, Famicom/NES

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: T&E Soft FCI (NES)

Bridge-It

Bridge-It

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

Colossus Chess

Colossus Chess

Platform: Acorn Electron,[1] Amiga,[2] Amstrad CPC,[3] Amstrad PCW,[4] Apple II,[4] Atari 8-bit,[5] Atari ST,[6] BBC Micro,[7] Commodore 64,[8][9] Commodore Plus/4,[10][11] Enterprise 64 & 128,[12] IBM PC,[13]

Genre: Chess

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems English Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 21, 1984 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 21, 1984?

On December 21, 1984 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 21, 1984?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 21, 1984?

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

Which famous people are born on December 21, 1984?

On December 21, 1984 several famous people were born including, Andrea Jeremiah, Jackson Rathbone, Justin Chandler.

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

The number one song in the week of December 21, 1984 was Like A Virgin by Madonna in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid in UK.

What were the top hits on December 21, 1984?

The top hits on December 21, 1984 were Like A Virgin by Madonna, Wild Boys by Duran Duran, Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney, What Is Love by Howard Jones in UK.