May 8th, 1984, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 129 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.
36 years, 1 months and 29 days have passed since May 8th, 1984.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 8th, 1984:
Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
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
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Breakin'" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 8th, 1984 and it's a Tuesday. 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. 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Trapper John, M.D.", "Only Fools and Horses", "The Smurfs" and "Family Ties". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "Mario Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Danger Mouse" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show".
Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Speak & Spell" and "Cabbage Patch Kids".
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 May 8th, 1984.
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.
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.
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.
"Amadeus" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.
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.
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 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
36 years, 1 months and 29 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 36 years of age.
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 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.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 1984, will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 1984 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
TV shows that you might 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.
"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"
1984 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1984:
My Little Pony (figures)
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
Big Jim (action figure)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 1984.
13,208 days have passed since this date.
1,141,171,200 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,331,366,400 times.
Since May 8th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 588,844,339,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,195,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,140,723 steps. That's about 43,618 miles!
Since this date, 13,694,054 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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