Saturday December 22, 1984

US date format: 12/22/1984, UK date format: 22/12/1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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 Greg Finley and Basshunter . 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 Daley Thompson's Decathlon or Diamond Mine.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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Events

  • Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
  • Four African-American youths board an express train in The Bronx borough of New York City. They attempt to rob Bernhard Goetz, who shoots them. The event starts a national debate about urban crime.

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Movies

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Mrs. Soffel

Mrs. Soffel

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann

Birdy

Birdy

Directed by: Alan Parker

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

Johnny Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

The River

The River

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch

The Flamingo Kid

The Flamingo Kid

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman

Sport Games on December 22, 1984

Sport Games on December 22, 1984


NFL

American Football
  • Los Angeles Raiders - Seattle Seahawks : 7 - 13
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TV Series

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Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Days to next December 22

If December 22, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 23 days.
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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?

The Death Trap

The Death Trap

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Fujitsu FM-7

Genre: Interactive fiction Visual novel Adventure game

Publisher: Square

Circus Charlie

Circus Charlie

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, SEGA SG-1000, NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software

Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16/Plus/4

Genre: Maze

Publisher: MRM Software Blue Ribbon

Kaiser

Kaiser

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Simulation strategy game

Publisher: Ariolasoft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 22, 1984?

On December 22, 1984 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 22, 1984?

On December 22, 1984 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 22, 1984?

On December 22, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 22, 1984?

On December 22, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 22, 1984?

On December 22, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 22, 1984?

On December 22, 1984 several famous people were born including, Greg Finley, Basshunter .

What was the number one song in December 22, 1984?

The number one song in the week of December 22, 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 22, 1984?

The top hits on December 22, 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.


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