Saturday August 25, 1984

US date format: 8/25/1984, UK date format: 25/8/1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 25, 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 Andrea Wenclova and Anya Monzikova. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Cobra Command or Elite.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1984, at August 25 across the years or at August 1984 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.

Events

  • French airship capsizes

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Country: United States of America

Gremlins

Gremlins

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Country: United States of America

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Country: United States of America

The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

Written by:

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

Hum Log

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Special Squad

Special Squad

Crime Inc.

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next August 25

If August 25, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 3 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 21 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?

Draconian

Draconian

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer (32Kb ECB)

Publisher: Tom Mix Software

Cobra Command

Cobra Command

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, iOS

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Data East (arcade version) Wolf Team, Sega (Mega-CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions) Revolutionary Concepts (iPhone OS version)

Adventure Construction Set

Adventure Construction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Amiga

Genre: Adventure game, Game creation system

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Illusions

Illusions

Platform: ColecoVision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Coleco

Elite

Elite

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein, IBM PC compatible, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Acornsoft (Acorn/BBC) Firebird (ports) Imagineer

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 25, 1984?

On August 25, 1984 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 25, 1984?

On August 25, 1984 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 25, 1984?

On August 25, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 25, 1984?

On August 25, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 25, 1984?

On August 25, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 25, 1984?

On August 25, 1984 several famous people were born including, Andrea Wenclova, Anya Monzikova, Jamie Raven.

Which famous people died on August 25, 1984?

Famous people died on August 25, 1984 include, Truman Capote, Waite Hoyt, Viktor Chukarin.

What was the number one song in August 25, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 25, 1984 was Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. in US and Careless Whisper by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on August 25, 1984?

The top hits on August 25, 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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