12th of October, 1984

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of October, 1984, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 33 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1984.
  • Day 286 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 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.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1984, will be 33 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-12-1984 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1984-10-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19841012" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 466383600.

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.

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).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 12th of October:

  • 12th of October, 1492: Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of October, 1984. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 12,096 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,045,098,000 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,219,281,000 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 539,270,568,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 174,183,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,878,428 steps. That's about 39,946 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,541,176 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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