April 28th, 1984

April 28th, 1984, fell on a Saturday. It was day 119 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since April 28th, 1984.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 28th, 1984:

  • United States: Against All Odds - Phil Collins
  • United Kingdom: Hello - Lionel Richie

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Police Academy" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 28th, 1984 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1984 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Against All Odds by Phil Collins 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 Police Academy is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. 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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Cheers" and "Sherlock Holmes". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Mario Bros.".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Inspector Gadget", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Dungeons & Dragons". Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "Masters of the Universe (figures)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 28th, 1984.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amadeus

    "Amadeus" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

    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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 36 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since April 28th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 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 28th, 1984, will be 36 years of age.
  • People born in 1984 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 451954800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 28th, 1984:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 28th, 1984
  • May 8th, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • May 8th, 1984: The Soviet Union announces that it is boycotting the 1984 Summer Olympics in the United States.
  • May 10th, 1984: Soccer: Ray Wilkins agrees to join Italian side AC Milan from Manchester United.
  • May 12th, 1984: Soccer: Liverpool win the First Division title after a 0-0 draw with Notts County.
  • May 14th, 1984: British pop duo Wham! release their single "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".
  • May 16th, 1984: Prince releases his single "When Doves Cry".
  • May 16th, 1984: American comedian Andy Kaufman dies from cancer at the age of 35.
  • May 17th, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • May 19th, 1984: Everton win the FA Cup final after a 2-0 victory over Watford.
  • May 21st, 1984: The "Atari 7800" video game console is announced.
  • May 23rd, 1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 28th, 1984, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 28th, 1984 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • 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.
  • 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.

1984 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1984.

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • 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

1984 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1984:

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 28th of April:


US President

Who was the US President on April 28th, 1984?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 28th, 1984?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 28th, 1984 was probably conceived around the 20th of July, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 28th, 1984 is the 5th of February, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 28th, 1984.

  • 13,507 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,167,004,800 seconds have passed since the April 28th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,361,505,600 times.
  • Since April 28th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 602,174,476,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 194,500,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,362,413 steps. That's about 44,606 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,004,058 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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