Friday 26 October 1984
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Martin Burke and Adriano Correia Claro.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder.
In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits.
Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Box of Delights.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars: Return of the Jedi or Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 October 1984 ?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Martin Burke: Irish actor.
- Adriano Correia Claro: Brazilian footballer.
- Jefferson Farfan: Peruvian footballer.
- Sasha Cohen: American figure ice skater, an Olympic silver medallist in 2006 and national champion.
- Adriano Correia: Brazilian footballer.
- Mathieu Crépel: French snowboarder
- Jefferson Farfán: Peruvian footballer
- Amanda Overmyer: American singer-songwriter
- Baby Fae gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
- "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days.
- ''Baby Fae'' receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
- Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
- Chicago - Hard Habit To Break
- Prince - Purple Rain
- Madonna - Lucky Star
- Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
- John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy
- I'm So Excited '84 - Pointer Sisters
- Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All The Luck
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