Friday 31 August 1984
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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 Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits.
Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Tough Guys Don'T Dance by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bird of Prey 2.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lode Runner or Emerald Isle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Valérie (Star Academy)
- Ted Ligety: American alpine skier, the first to win 3 titles in the same World championship (Schladming 2013) since Jean-Claude Killy and the first to win 3 times the giant slalom (2011-13-15).
- Ryan Kesler: American ice hockey player.
- Aleksander Baldin: Estonian swimmer.
- Matti Breschel: Danish road bicycle racer.
- Charl Schwartzel: South African golfer.
- Audrey Wagner: American baseball player obstetrician and gynecologist (d. 1984).
- Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
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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