The 17th of May, 1984, fell on a Thursday. Day 138 of 1984. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of May, 1984:
Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th 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 17th 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.
Peter Ueberroth was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1984. Ueberroth received this acknowledgment for his role in organizing the 1984 Summer Olympics.
1984 in movies.
Movies released in 1984 included Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Police Academy, Footloose, Romancing the Stone, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Red Dawn, Splash and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1984.
12,995 days have passed since this date.
1,122,771,600 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,309,900,200 times.
Since the 17th of May, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 579,350,145,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 187,128,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,558,358 steps. That's about 42,915 miles!
Since this date, 13,473,259 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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