Wednesday May 23, 1984

US date format: 5/23/1984, UK date format: 23/5/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 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 Hugo Almeida and Sam Milby. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Streets of Fire, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Music Construction Set or The Battle-Road.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • Detroit Tigers win 16th straight road game, tying American League record.
  • Tottenham Hotspur won the 13th UEFA Cup at London, England beating the Anderlecht.
  • Methane gas explosion at Abbeystead water treatment works in Lancashire, England kills 16 people.

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Movies

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Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Country: United States of America

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Saaransh

Saaransh

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Roadhouse 66

Roadhouse 66

Directed by: John Mark Robinson

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Judge Reinhold, Kaaren Lee, Kate Vernon

TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Tuesday Night Titans

Tuesday Night Titans

Épopée rock

Épopée rock

Starring: Patrice Dussault

Country: Canada

Days to next May 23

If May 23, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

The Haj by Leon Uris

The Haj

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Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley

Lord Of The Dance

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Democracy by Joan Didion

Democracy

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Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track.

Smart Women by Judy Blume

Smart Women

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Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado-while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Platform: Arcade Game

Publisher: Atari

Music Construction Set

Music Construction Set

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 400/800, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS (PC booter)

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Below the Root

Below the Root

Platform: IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Windham Classics

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

The Battle-Road

The Battle-Road

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Irem

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 23, 1984?

On May 23, 1984 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1984?

On May 23, 1984 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1984?

On May 23, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1984?

On May 23, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1984?

On May 23, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1984?

On May 23, 1984 several famous people were born including, Hugo Almeida, Sam Milby, Adam Wylie.

What was the number one song in May 23, 1984?

The number one song in the week of May 23, 1984 was Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams in US and The Reflex by Duran Duran in UK.

What were the top hits on May 23, 1984?

The top hits on May 23, 1984 were Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams, Hello by Lionel Richie, Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper in US and The Reflex by Duran Duran, Automatic by The Pointer Sisters, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins in UK.


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