16th of May, 1984

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of May, 1984, fell on a Wednesday.
  • On this exact date: Andy Kaufman dies of cancer.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 33 years, 4 months and 13 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1984.
  • Day 137 of 1984.
  • Leap Year: 1984 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of May, 1984 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of May, 1984, will be 33 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-16-1984 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1984-05-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19840516" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 453510000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of May, 1984:

  • United States: Hello - Lionel Richie
  • United Kingdom: The Reflex - Duran Duran

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Breakin'" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 16th of May, 1984.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 16th of May, 1984.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of May, 1984 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of May, 1984 is the 23rd of February, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 23rd of April, 1984: United States researchers announce their discovery of the AIDS virus.
  • 25th of April, 1984: Robert F. Kennedy's son David F. Kennedy dies from an overdose of cocaine at a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 23rd of May, 1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) is released.
  • 31st of May, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • 31st of May, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • 1st of June, 1984: The film Once Upon a Time in America (1984) is released.
  • 1st of June, 1984: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • 3rd of June, 1984: US President Ronald Reagan visits the Republic of Ireland.
  • 4th of June, 1984: The song "Two Tribes" is released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
  • 4th of June, 1984: Bruce Springsteen releases his album "Born in the USA".
  • 8th of June, 1984: Ghostbusters (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • 8th of June, 1984: The movie Gremlins (1984) is released.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 16th of May:

  • 16th of May, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Animated series.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
  • The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of May:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 16th of May, 1984. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of May, 1984.

  • 12,185 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,052,784,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of May, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,228,248,000 times.
  • Since the 16th of May, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 543,236,544,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,464,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,539,424 steps. That's about 40,240 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,633,408 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Wednesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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