Tuesday October 23, 1984

US date format: 10/23/1984, UK date format: 23/10/1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Izabel Goulart and Meghan McCain. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Killing Fields, directed by Roland Joffé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Electrician or Below the Root.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
  • NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine.
  • The world learns from moving BBC News TV reports that a famine is plaguing Ethiopia, where thousands of people have already died of starvation due to a famine and as many as 10,000,000 more lives are at risk.

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Movies

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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

Lovelines

Lovelines

Directed by: Rod Amateau

Starring: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers

Directed by: David Fisher

Starring: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Rodolfo de Anda, Terri Garber

The Terminator

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

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

Country: United States of America

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

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TV Series

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Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

The Maestro's Company

The Maestro's Company

Starring: Justine Clarke, Adam Willits

Country: Australia

Days to next October 23

If October 23, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 11 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Role Of Honor by John Gardner

Role Of Honor

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Role of Honor

Tough Guys Don'T Dance by Norman Mailer

Tough Guys Don'T Dance

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Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo …

The Rest Of Us by Stephen Birmingham

The Rest Of Us

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THE REST OF US is the third panel of Stephen Birmingham's Jewish triptych (OUR CROWD and THE GRANDEES)--the story of Eastern European Jews who, between 1882 and 1915, thronged into New

Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark

Stillwatch

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I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gremlins

Gremlins

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Enchanted Scepters

Enchanted Scepters

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

ChipWits

ChipWits

Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

Electrician

Electrician

Platform: Atari 8-bit family Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Synapse Software Kemco

Below the Root

Below the Root

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Windham Classics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 23, 1984 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is October 23, 1984?

On October 23, 1984 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 23, 1984?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 23, 1984?

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

Which famous people are born on October 23, 1984?

On October 23, 1984 several famous people were born including, Izabel Goulart, Meghan McCain, Keiren Westwood.

Which famous people died on October 23, 1984?

Famous people died on October 23, 1984 include, Oskar Werner, James Petrillo.

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

The number one song in the week of October 23, 1984 was I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder in US and I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder in UK.

What were the top hits on October 23, 1984?

The top hits on October 23, 1984 were I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) by Billy Ocean, Hard Habit To Break by Chicago in US and I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, Freedom by Wham!, The War Song by Culture Club in UK.


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