Wednesday 29 August 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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 Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits.
Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bruce Lee or Mugsy.
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- 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
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:29 August
- Muhammad Naguib: Egyptian general and politician 1st President of Egypt (d. 1984).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
- John Waite - Missing You
- Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
- Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
- Prince - When Doves Cry
- Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
- Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy
- Huey Lewis & The News - If This Is It
- Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again
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