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April 5th, 1984.

April 5th, 1984, was a Thursday. It was day 96 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 1 months and 14 days have passed since April 5th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 5th, 1984.

  • United States: Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • United Kingdom: Hello - Lionel Richie
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Splash" was at the top of the box office on April 5th, 1984.

Take me back to April 5th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 5th, 1984 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1984 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Footloose by Kenny Loggins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hello by Lionel Richie is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Splash 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 "Dallas", "Magnum, P.I.", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Kate & Allie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days" and "Danger Mouse".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Hungry Hungry Hippos, Speak & Spell, Big wheel (tricycle) and My Little Pony (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 April 5th, 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, 1 months and 14 days have passed since April 5th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 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 April 5th, 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 449967600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 5th, 1984.

  • March 14th, 1984: Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams is seriously injured in a gun attack by the UVF.
  • March 23rd, 1984: Adult actress Shauna Grant commits suicide in Palm Springs, California.
  • March 28th, 1984: Soccer: Liverpool win the League Cup Final after beating rivals Everton 1-0 in a replay.
  • March 29th, 1984: NFL: Robert Irsay moves the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis.
  • April 1st, 1984: Singer Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his own father.
  • April 2nd, 1984: Soccer: Keith Burkinshaw announces that he will be resigning as manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
  • This date: April 5th, 1984
  • April 15th, 1984: English comedian Tommy Cooper suffers a massive heart attack and dies while live on TV.
  • April 23rd, 1984: United States researchers announce their discovery of the AIDS virus.
  • April 25th, 1984: Robert F. Kennedy's son David F. Kennedy dies from an overdose of cocaine at a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 5th, 1984, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: April 5th, 1984 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 5th, 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 5th of April.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 5th, 1984.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 5th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 5th, 1984 was most likely conceived around the 27th of June, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 5th, 1984 is close to the 13th of January, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 5th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,558 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,936 weeks have passed.
  • 1,171,411,200 seconds have passed since the April 5th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,366,646,400 times.
  • Since April 5th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 604,448,179,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 195,235,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,741,363 steps. That's about 44,774 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,056,934 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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