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February 28, 1984

February 28, 1984, was a Tuesday. It was 40 years, 4 months, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on February 28, 1984:

  • Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" wins eight awards at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards.
Song charts

Popular songs

On February 28, 1984, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Jump" by Van Halen
  • United Kingdom: "99 Red Balloons" by Nena

The music charts on February 28, 1984

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Jump - Van Halen
  • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • 99 Luftballons - Nena
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  • Thriller - Michael Jackson
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.
Unfaithfully Yours (1984)

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Unfaithfully Yours (1984)".

Facts

This date was 14,757 days ago. Approximately 492 months have passed. It was the 59th day of 1984, in week 09. 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. 164 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to February 28, 1984

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Tuesday, February 28, 1984. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song "Jump" by Van Halen is at the top of the singles charts, while "99 Red Balloons" by Nena is the number-one song in the UK.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Unfaithfully Yours (1984) 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 "Happy Days", "Hart to Hart", "Cagney & Lacey", and "Cheers".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", and "Mario Bros.". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Happy Days", "The Smurfs", "Fraggle Rock", and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". Popular toys at the moment include Water Ring Toss, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Space Lego, and My Little Pony (figures).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 28, 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 February 28, 1984.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 28, 1984.

  • 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.
  • This date: February 28, 1984
  • March 6, 1984: The 1984-1985 United Kingdom miners' strike begins.
  • March 14, 1984: Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams is seriously injured in a gun attack by the UVF.
  • March 16, 1984: CIA station chief William Buckley is kidnapped by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
  • March 23, 1984: Adult actress Shauna Grant commits suicide in Palm Springs, California.
  • March 28, 1984: Soccer: Liverpool win the League Cup Final after beating rivals Everton 1-0 in a replay.
  • March 29, 1984: NFL: Robert Irsay moves the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 28, 1984, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 28, 1984 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1984

In February 1984, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from February 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

Kids TV shows on February 28, 1984

If you were a kid on February 28, 1984, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Popular toys and games in 1984

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 February 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 February 28, 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 February 28, 1990, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 28.

Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Musician Deceased
Born on February 28, 1942
He was not alive on this date.

Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

Comedian Deceased
Born on February 28, 1955
He turned 29 on this day in 1984.

Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten

Model and actress Deceased
Born on February 28, 1960
She was not alive on this date.

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

Singer
Born on February 28, 1977
He turned 7 on this day in 1984.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 28, 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 February 28, 1984 was most likely conceived around June 7, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 28, 1984 is close to November 20, 1984.

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Stats for February 28, 1984

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 28, 1984:

  • 14,757 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,108 weeks have passed.
  • 1,275,001,200 seconds have passed since February 28, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,487,501,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 657,900,619,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 212,500,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 109,650,103 steps. That's roughly 48,733 miles.
  • 15,300,014 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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