Thursday 24 May 1984
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Parker and Sarah Hagan.
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.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dallas Quest or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Which were the important events of 24 May 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.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- James Parker: American homicide perpetrator, the younger of two boys who stabbed two Dartmouth professors to death, Half and Susanne Zantop.
- Sarah Hagan: American actress.
- Dmitri Kruglov: Estonian footballer.
- Brodney Pool: American football player.
- Ryan Wieber: American visual effects compositor and amateur filmmaker.
- Wiz opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances
- Detroit Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
- Lionel Richie - Hello
- Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
- Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
- Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
- Julio Iglesias - To All The Girls I've Loved Before
- Duran Duran - The Reflex
- Night Ranger - Sister Christian
- Irene Cara - Breakdance
- Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
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