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January 17, 1984

January 17, 1984, was a Tuesday. It was 40 years, 5 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on January 17, 1984

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 17, 1984:

  • United States: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes
  • United Kingdom: "Pipes Of Peace" by Paul McCartney

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 17, 1984

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Say Say Say - Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson
  • Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes
  • Say It Isn't So - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran
  • Twist Of Fate - Olivia Newton-John
Play the top singles from 1984
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1984. Take a trip back to the days of Tina Turner, George Michael, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper and Prince.
Terms of Endearment

Top movie

The movie "Terms of Endearment" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 14,765 days ago. Approximately 492 months have passed. It was the 17th day of 1984, in week 03. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on January 17, 1984, are now 40 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1984 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 164 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to January 17, 1984

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 17, 1984, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The holiday season of 1983 seems like a distant memory. New year's resolutions are already being abandoned, and many are eagerly awaiting their first paycheck after Christmas

In America, the song "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes is at the top of the singles charts, while "Pipes Of Peace" by Paul McCartney is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Terms of Endearment is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Happy Days", "Hart to Hart", and "Hill Street Blues". In fashion, women are wearing long sweaters, fishnet stockings, fingerless gloves, jumpsuits, over-sized scarves, miniskirts, stirrup pants, and spandex cycling shorts. Meanwhile, men are wearing Hawaiian shirts, flannel, shell suits, and wool sport coats. Because it's 1984, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as George Michael, Stevie Wonder, Wham!, Cyndi Lauper and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Marvin Gaye, Andy Kaufman, Truman Capote, and Kiki Camarena would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command", and "Mario Bros.". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days", "Fraggle Rock", and "Dungeons & Dragons".

Children are playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Water Ring Toss, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Space Lego.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 17, 1984.

  • 1984 in music.

    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 were the best NBA players in 1984?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1984?

    The best NBA players in 1984 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Mid 1980s fashion

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became 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 movies.

    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.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    In 1984, the best soccer players were Michel Platini, Diego Maradona, Jean Tigana, Preben Elkjær-Larsen, Ian Rush, Fernando Chalana, Graeme Souness, Harald Schumacher, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Alain Giresse and Bryan Robson.
  • Amadeus.

    Amadeus

    "Amadeus" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.
  • Peter Ueberroth.

    Peter Ueberroth

    Peter Ueberroth was named Time Person of the Year in 1984 due to his role in organizing the 1984 Summer Olympics.
  • Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do with It"

    Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do with It"

    "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner won a Grammy for 1984's Song of the Year.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War

    Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more common.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 17, 1984.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 17, 1984.

  • December 19, 1983: The original FIFA World Cup trophy is stolen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • December 21, 1983: Van Halen release the song "Jump".
  • December 28, 1983: Beach Boys co-founder Dennis Wilson drowns in Marina del Rey, California.
  • December 31, 1983: Five people are killed after two bombs explode in France.
  • This date: January 17, 1984
  • January 18, 1984: A coal mine explosion in Japan kills 83 people.
  • January 22, 1984:
    • Super Bowl XVIII: The Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins 38-9 at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
    • Apple introduce the Macintosh with a commercial at Super Bowl XVIII.
  • January 24, 1984: Apple release their Macintosh computer.
  • January 27, 1984: Michael Jackson's hair is set on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.
  • January 30, 1984: The Dubliners founder Luke Kelly passes away.
  • February 13, 1984: Lionel Richie releases his single "Hello".
  • February 14, 1984: Soccer: Newcastle United forward Kevin Keegan announces his retirement.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17, 1984, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17, 1984 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on January 17, 1984

People in January 1984 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from January 1984.

Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
Dynasty
Dynasty
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.

Cars in 1984

1984 saw the introduction of cars such as the Citroën Axel, the Mercedes-Benz W124, the Toyota Carina II, the Chevrolet Corvette (C4), the Pontiac Fiero, and the Volkswagen Citi Golf.

Cars in 1984.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in January 1984

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
The Littles
The Littles
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
Postman Pat
Postman Pat
Toys

Toys in 1984

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Space Lego
Space Lego
Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1984.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on January 17, 1984?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1984.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 17, 1990, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 17.

Al Capone

Al Capone

Gangster Deceased
Born on January 17, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Betty White

Betty White

Actress Deceased
Born on January 17, 1922
She turned 62 on this day in 1984.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Boxer Deceased
Born on January 17, 1942
He turned 42 on this day in 1984.

Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman

Comedian Deceased
Born on January 17, 1949
He turned 35 on this day in 1984.

Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor

Musician
Born on January 17, 1949
He turned 35 on this day in 1984.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Actor
Born on January 17, 1962
He turned 22 on this day in 1984.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First Lady
Born on January 17, 1964
She turned 20 on this day in 1984.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Actress
Born on January 17, 1980
She turned 4 on this day in 1984.

Marnie Simpson

Marnie Simpson

English TV personality
Born on January 17, 1992
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Maxwell Frost

Maxwell Frost

US politician
Born on January 17, 1997
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Jake Paul

Jake Paul

Youtuber
Born on January 17, 1997
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 17, 1984.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 17, 1984 was most likely conceived around April 26, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17, 1984 is close to October 9, 1984.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 17, 1984:

  • 14,765 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,109 weeks have passed.
  • 1,275,692,400 seconds have passed since January 17, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,488,307,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 658,257,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 212,615,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 109,709,546 steps. That's roughly 48,760 miles.
  • 15,308,309 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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