12th of October, 1984

The 12th of October, 1984, fell on a Friday. Day 286 of 1984. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 12th of October, 1984:

  • The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of October, 1984:

  • United States: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "All of Me" 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 12th of October, 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.

  • Peter Ueberroth.

    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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 1 months and 8 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1984, will be 35 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 466383600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 12th of October, 1984:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1984, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of October, 1984 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 12th of October, 1984.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of October, 1984 was probably conceived around the 3rd of January, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of October, 1984 is the 22nd of July, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

12th of October

Events that have occurred on the 12th of October:

  • 12th of October, 1492: Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas.
  • 12th of October, 1961: New Zealand abolishes the death penalty.
  • 12th of October, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • 12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime
  • 12th of October, 2000: A suicide attack is launched against the USS Cole. 17 people are killed
  • 12th of October, 2002: 202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
  • 12th of October, 2012: The movie Argo (2012) is released.

Television

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

  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1984.

  • 12,822 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,107,824,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,292,461,800 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 571,637,390,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,637,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,272,898 steps. That's about 42,344 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,293,893 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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