Friday August 24, 1984

US date format: 8/24/1984, UK date format: 24/8/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 Yesung and Charlie Villanueva. 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 Daley Thompson's Decathlon or Mickey's Space Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • Pat Bradley set the LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver, Colorado.

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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

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 24

If August 24, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 1 month, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 27 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?

ChipWits

ChipWits

Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software

Jet Set Willy

Jet Set Willy

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Dragon 32, Atari 8-bit family, MSX, Amstrad CPC, MTX, TI-99/4A

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Software Projects Tynesoft (Atari 8-bit)

Montezuma's Revenge

Montezuma's Revenge

Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Sega Master System As Panama Joe: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Parker Brothers

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64, TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 24, 1984?

On August 24, 1984 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 24, 1984?

On August 24, 1984 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 24, 1984?

On August 24, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 24, 1984?

On August 24, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 24, 1984?

On August 24, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 24, 1984?

On August 24, 1984 several famous people were born including, Yesung , Charlie Villanueva.

What was the number one song in August 24, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 24, 1984 was Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on August 24, 1984?

The top hits on August 24, 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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