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May 8th, 1984.

May 8th, 1984, was a Tuesday. It was day 129 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since May 8th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 8th, 1984?

  • Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • The Soviet Union announces that it is boycotting the 1984 Summer Olympics in the United States.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1984.

  • United States: Hello - Lionel Richie
  • United Kingdom: The Reflex - Duran Duran

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 8th, 1984.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins
  • Hello - Lionel Richie
  • Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
  • Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • Love Somebody - Rick Springfield
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.
Breakin'

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Breakin'" was at the top of the box office on May 8th, 1984.

Take me back to May 8th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 8th, 1984 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1984 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Hello by Lionel Richie is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Reflex by Duran Duran is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Breakin' 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Truman Capote, Kiki Camarena, David Huffman and Rock Hudson would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "Knight Rider", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "Kate & Allie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man", "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days", "Fraggle Rock" and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Hungry Hungry Hippos, Speak & Spell, Space Lego and the Lego train set.

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 May 8th, 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.

    "Amadeus" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.

  • Peter Ueberroth.

    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"

    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 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. 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.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

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

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 37 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since May 8th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 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 May 8th, 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 452818800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 8th, 1984.

  • April 10th, 1984: "The Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez commits his first known murder after he kills 9-year-old Chinese-American girl Mei Leung.
  • 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: May 8th, 1984
  • 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.
  • May 30th, 1984: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Roma on penalties.
  • May 31st, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • May 31st, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • June 1st, 1984: The film Once Upon a Time in America (1984) is released.
  • June 1st, 1984: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • June 3rd, 1984: US President Ronald Reagan visits the Republic of Ireland.
  • June 4th, 1984: The song "Two Tribes" is released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
  • June 4th, 1984: Bruce Springsteen releases his album "Born in the USA".
  • June 6th, 1984: The game "Tetris" is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 1984, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 1984 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.

TV shows from May, 1984.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

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.

Kids' TV shows on May 8th, 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

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1984.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 8th, 1990 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 8th.

Harry S. Truman

US President. Deceased
Born on May 8th, 1884
He was not alive on this date.

David Attenborough

British broadcaster.
Born on May 8th, 1926
He turned 58 on this day in 1984.

Sonny Liston

Boxer. Deceased
Born on May 8th, 1932
He was not alive on this date.

Enrique Iglesias

Singer.
Born on May 8th, 1975
He turned 9 on this day in 1984.

6ix9ine

Rapper.
Born on May 8th, 1996
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May.

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 8th, 1984.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 8th, 1984 was most likely conceived around August 16th, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 8th, 1984 is close to January 29th, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,718 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,959 weeks have passed.
  • 1,185,238,800 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,382,778,600 times.
  • Since May 8th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 611,583,220,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,539,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,930,537 steps. That's about 45,302 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,222,866 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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