Monday December 31, 1984, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1984, UK date format: 31/12/1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Catherine Britt and Corey Crawford. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. The Falcon and the Snowman, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Winter'S Tale by Mark Helprin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Luke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing B.C. Bill or Agent USA.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1984?


Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • US leaves UNESCO.
  • Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash.
  • New York City subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in New Hampshire.

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Movies

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

The New Kids

The New Kids

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

1984

1984

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States of America

Garbo Talks

Garbo Talks

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks

Body Double

Body Double

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 8 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1985?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Winter'S Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter'S Tale

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Now a major motion picture New York Times bestseller "Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere

Love And War by John Jakes

Love And War

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced …

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Strau

The Talisman

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Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Wives

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They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

B.C. Bill

B.C. Bill

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum, TRS-80, Dragon 32, BBC Micro

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

Millionaire

Millionaire

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Incentive Software

Agent USA

Agent USA

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Strategy

Publisher: Scholastic

Falcon Patrol II

Falcon Patrol II

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Girl's Garden

Girl's Garden

Platform: Sega SG-1000, Sega SC-3000

Genre: Action game, dating sim

Publisher: Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 31, 1984 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1984?

On December 31, 1984 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1984?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1984?

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

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1984?

On December 31, 1984 several famous people were born including, Catherine Britt, Paul Rodriguez Jr, Corey Crawford.

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

The number one song in the week of December 31, 1984 was Say Say Say by Paul McCartney in US and Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney in UK.

What were the top hits on December 31, 1984?

The top hits on December 31, 1984 were Say Say Say by Paul McCartney, Say It Isn't So by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Union Of The Snake by Duran Duran in US and Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney, Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, What Is Love by Howard Jones in UK.


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