Friday August 31, 1984

US date format: 8/31/1984, UK date format: 31/8/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Valérie (Star Academy) and Ted Ligety. 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 Bomb Jack or Kung-Fu Master.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title

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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 31

If August 31, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 days.
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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?

Gremlins

Gremlins

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Circus Charlie

Circus Charlie

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, SEGA SG-1000, NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tehkan

Kung-Fu Master

Kung-Fu Master

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Irem (JPN arcade) Data East USA (NA arcade) Nintendo (Worldwide NES)

Hogan's Alley

Hogan's Alley

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Retro/Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1984?

On August 31, 1984 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1984?

On August 31, 1984 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1984?

On August 31, 1984 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1984?

On August 31, 1984 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1984?

On August 31, 1984 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1984?

On August 31, 1984 several famous people were born including, Valérie (Star Academy), Ted Ligety, Ryan Kesler.

Which famous people died on August 31, 1984?

Famous people died on August 31, 1984 include, Audrey Wagner.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1984?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 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 31, 1984?

The top hits on August 31, 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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