Thursday May 24, 1984: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/24/1984, UK date format: 24/5/1984

May 24th, 1984 was the 145th day of the year 1984 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Gemini. The day of the week was Thursday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Sarah Hagan and Dmitri Kruglov.

The number one song in US was Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. The Reflex by Duran Duran was #1 song in the UK.

Streets of Fire, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1984 while Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Magical Tree or Frak!.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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May 24, 1984 Events

What happened on May 24, 1984?

Historical Events

  • Wiz opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Detroit Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game

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See also

What happened on May 24 in history? Find out the list of May 24th major events

What was 1984 famous for? Discover everything about 1984


May 24, 1984 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on May 24, 1984?

  • American actress.

  • Estonian footballer.

  • American football player.

  • American homicide victim, the younger of two boys who attacked and killed Susanne Zantop and Half Zantop, Dartmouth professors.

  • Amateur filmmaker and American visual effects compositor.

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How old am I?

If May 24, 1984 is your birthday you are 39 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 24.

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May 24, 1984 Famous Deaths

Who died on May 24, 1984?

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May 24, 1984 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Gemini personality

Who should a Gemini marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Wood

Rat personality

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May 24, 1984 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 24, 1984?

The day of the week was Thursday.

May 24th marks the 144th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1984.

There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 24, 1984 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 24, 1984?


  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
  • Mary, Help of the Christians
  • Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.


  • Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
  • Saint Amadl
  • Saint Suzanna
  • Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 24, 1984? Which were the top hits on May 24, 1984?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Let's Hear It For The Boy
  2. - Helloyoutube
  3. - Time After Timeyoutube
  4. - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  5. - Oh Sherrie

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Reflexyoutube
  2. - Automatic
  3. - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  4. - I Want To Break Free
  5. - Let's Hear It For The Boy

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Don't Waste Your Time
  2. - Let's Hear It For The Boy
  3. - Helloyoutube
  4. - Freakshow On The Dance Floor
  5. - Lady You Are

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Release year: 1984

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

Release year: 1984

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

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1984

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

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

Roadhouse 66

Roadhouse 66

Release year: 1984

Directed by: John Mark Robinson

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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Release year: 1984

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Release year: 1984

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Chris Weitz



Release year: 1984

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last


You can name your problem and we will help you find solutions! This is the message Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new book, Tough Times Never Lasts, But Tough People Do! Dr.

Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley

Lord Of The Dance



Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle


The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts is born in this turbulent decade and embarks on a journey that will take her from New York to South Carolina during the heat.

Valediction by Robert B. Parker



One who doesn't fear death is the most dangerous man. The most dangerous man to cross is one who refuses to die.

First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter

First Lady From Plains


Rosalynn Carter's memoir is fascinating and compelling because she recognizes that she is part a distinguished historical tradition: The southern lady in politics.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Magical Tree

Magical Tree

Platform: MSX, PC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami



Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Aardvark (BBC / Electron) Statesoft (C64)

Brain Strainers

Brain Strainers

Platform: ColecoVision,[1] Coleco Adam

Genre: Music

Publisher: Coleco

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

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Platform: Arcade (Max-A-Flex), Atari 8-bit computers, Apple II, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, NES, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, PC, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, iOS, Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Arcade


May 24, 1984 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on May 24, 1984

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