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February 17th, 1984.

February 17th, 1984, was a Friday. It was day 48 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since February 17th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 17th, 1984?

  • The film Footloose (1984) is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 17th, 1984.

  • United States: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • United Kingdom: Relax - Frankie goes to Hollywood
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Unfaithfully Yours (1984)" was at the top of the box office on February 17th, 1984.

Take me back to February 17th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 17th, 1984 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Valentine's Day of 1984 has just passed. In America, the song Karma Chameleon by Culture Club is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Relax by Frankie goes to Hollywood is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Unfaithfully Yours (1984) is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "The Jeffersons", "Knight Rider" and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs" and "Inspector Gadget". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Big wheel (tricycle), Fisher-Price Little People (Farm) and Masters of the Universe (figures).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 17th, 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 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 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 in 1984?

    Who were the best football players in 1984?

    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 was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1984. Ueberroth received this acknowledgment for his role in organizing the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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

    "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner would go on to win a Grammy for 1984's Song of the Year.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

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

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 37 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since February 17th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 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 February 17th, 1984, will be 37 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1984 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 445824000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 17th, 1984.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 17th, 1984, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: February 17th, 1984 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.
  • Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.
  • Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.

Kid's TV shows on February 17th, 1984.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1984.

  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Cockleshell Bay
  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • Happy Days
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1984.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1984.

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Mario Bros. - Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of February.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 17th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 17th, 1984 was most likely conceived around the 10th of May, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 17th, 1984 is close to the 26th of November, 1984.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 17th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,605 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,943 weeks have passed.
  • 1,175,468,400 seconds have passed since the February 17th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,371,379,800 times.
  • Since February 17th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 606,541,694,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 195,911,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,090,282 steps. That's about 44,929 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,105,621 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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