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 35 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.
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.
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.
Mid 1980s fashion.
Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals and pumps were popular footwear in the mid 80s. Fashion become more colorful during this period. Popular clothing included long wool coats, long and bulky sweaters, jumpsuits, large scarves, beanies, leather gloves, long flared skirts, slim miniskirts, slightly tapered pants and stirrup pants.
1984 in music.
Popular music artists in 1984 included Prince, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Kenny Loggins, Phil Collins, Van Halen, Lionel Richie, Yes, Culture Club and John Waite.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 16th of May, 1984.
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).
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Things that happened during this general period of time...
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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.
12,846 days have passed since this date.
1,109,894,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of May, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,294,876,800 times.
Since the 16th of May, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 572,705,510,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,982,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,450,918 steps. That's about 42,423 miles!
Since this date, 13,318,733 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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