Wednesday August 29, 1984

US date format: 8/29/1984, UK date format: 29/8/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 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 Paul McDonald and Alexander Hug. In that special week of August people in US were listening to What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ChipWits or Beaky and the Egg Snatchers.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Movies

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Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

The Warrior and the Sorceress

The Warrior and the Sorceress

Directed by: John C. Broderick

Starring: David Carradine, Luke Askew, Maria Socas, Anthony De Longis

Choose Me

Choose Me

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

Directed by: Douglas Cheek

Starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

The Mighty Orbots

The Mighty Orbots

SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show

SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show

Fox Mystery Theater

Fox Mystery Theater

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

Days to next August 29

If August 29, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda

The Fire From Within

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Fire from Within is the author's most brilliant thought-provoking and unusual book, one in which Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his "disciples," at last constructs, from the teachings

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle

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The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum

The Aquitaine Progression

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In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals .

Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth

Diane Arbus

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Bosworth’s remarkable look at the life of Diane Arbus, one of the most acclaimed and provocative photographers of her time Diane Arbus became famous for her intimate and unconventional portraits of twins,

First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter

First Lady From Plains

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"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

ChipWits

ChipWits

Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

Beaky and the Egg Snatchers

Beaky and the Egg Snatchers

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Fantasy Software

Ninja Hayate

Ninja Hayate

Platform: Arcade, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Action game, interactive movie

Publisher: Taito (arcade version) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Sega CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions)

Hydlide

Hydlide

Platform: PC-6001, PC-8801, MSX, MSX2 FM-7, PC-9801, Sharp X1, PC-66, FM7, Sharp MZ-2000, Famicom/NES

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: T&E Soft FCI (NES)

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64, TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 29, 1984?

On August 29, 1984 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 29, 1984?

On August 29, 1984 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 29, 1984?

On August 29, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 29, 1984?

On August 29, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 29, 1984?

On August 29, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 29, 1984?

On August 29, 1984 several famous people were born including, Paul McDonald, Alexander Hug.

Which famous people died on August 29, 1984?

Famous people died on August 29, 1984 include, Muhammad Naguib.

What was the number one song in August 29, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 29, 1984 was What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner in US and I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder in UK.

What were the top hits on August 29, 1984?

The top hits on August 29, 1984 were What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner, Missing You by John Waite, Stuck On You by Lionel Richie in US and I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, Careless Whisper by George Michael, Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr in UK.


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