January 18, 1984

January 18, 1984, was a Wednesday. It was 40 years, 4 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 18, 1984:

  • A coal mine explosion in Japan kills 83 people.

Born on January 18, 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 18, 1984:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 18, 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 songs 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.


This date was 14,742 days ago. Approximately 491 months have passed. It was the 18th day of 1984, in week 03. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 40 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1984 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 164 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to January 18, 1984

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, January 18, 1984. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Jeffersons", "'Allo 'Allo!", and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man", and "Missile Command".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "Cockleshell Bay", "Danger Mouse", and "Mister T". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Operation, Cabbage Patch Kids, and the Lego train set.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 18, 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" 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 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 18, 1984.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary


What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 18, 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 18, 1984
  • 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.
  • February 17, 1984: The film Footloose (1984) is released.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 18, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 18, 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 18, 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!
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
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

Kids TV shows on January 18, 1984

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1984:

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

Popular toys and games in 1984

Toys and games that were popular in 1984:

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
Galaxian 1980
Asteroids 1979
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on January 18, 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 18, 1990, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 18.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Born on January 18, 1955
He turned 29 on this day in 1984.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

Soccer manager
Born on January 18, 1971
He turned 13 on this day in 1984.

Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar

Irish politician
Born on January 18, 1979
He turned 5 on this day in 1984.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 18, 1984.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 18, 1984 was most likely conceived around April 27, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 18, 1984 is close to October 10, 1984.

Write a comment about this date

Have something to say about this date? Was it your birthday? Or perhaps you have a memory of it?

All comments are moderated. Our system may automatically edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 18, 1984.
This information is not transmitted to our server.

Stats for January 18, 1984


Here are some interesting statistics about January 18, 1984:

  • 14,742 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,106 weeks have passed.
  • 1,273,705,200 seconds have passed since January 18, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,485,989,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 657,231,883,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 212,284,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 109,538,647 steps. That's roughly 48,684 miles.
  • 15,284,462 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
  • How many years ago was 1984?


It looks like you have reached the end. Try searching for another date.


Random dates

Check out some of these random dates.