Wednesday 26 December 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Natalie Nunn and Ahmed Barusso.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Love And War by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Man from Moscow.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Karateka or Deus Ex Machina.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1984 ?
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Natalie Nunn: Reality Star.
- Ahmed Barusso: Ghanaian footballer.
- Leonardo Ghiraldini: Italian rugby player.
- Alex Schwazer: Italian race walker.
- Belgian princess Astrid marries arch duke Otto L van Austrian-Este.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
- Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- Howard Jones - What Is Love
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
- Status Quo - Marguerita Time
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
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