16th of May, 1984

The 16th of May, 1984, fell on a Wednesday. Day 137 of 1984. Decade: 1980s.

35 years, 9 months and 3 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1984.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of May, 1984:

  • Andy Kaufman dies of cancer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of May, 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.

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 the 16th of May, 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.

  • 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.

    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

    "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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 9 months and 3 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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 the 16th of May, 1984, will be 35 years of age.
  • People born in 1984 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 453510000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of May, 1984:

  • 23rd of April, 1984: United States researchers announce their discovery of the AIDS virus.
  • 25th of April, 1984: Robert F. Kennedy's son David F. Kennedy dies from an overdose of cocaine at a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 19th of May, 1984: Everton win the FA Cup final after a 2-0 victory over Watford.
  • 21st of May, 1984: The "Atari 7800" video game console is announced.
  • 23rd of May, 1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) is released.
  • 30th of May, 1984: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Roma on penalties.
  • 31st of May, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • 31st of May, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • 1st of June, 1984: The film Once Upon a Time in America (1984) is released.
  • 1st of June, 1984: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • 3rd of June, 1984: US President Ronald Reagan visits the Republic of Ireland.
  • 4th of June, 1984: The song "Two Tribes" is released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
  • 4th of June, 1984: Bruce Springsteen releases his album "Born in the USA".
  • 6th of June, 1984: The game "Tetris" is released.
  • 8th of June, 1984: Ghostbusters (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • 8th of June, 1984: The movie Gremlins (1984) is released.
  • 12th of June, 1984: The Boston Celtics win the 1984 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th of May, 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: The 16th of May, 1984 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television

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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 16th of May, 1984.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of May, 1984 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of May, 1984 is the 23rd of February, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

16th of May

Events that have occurred on the 16th of May:

  • 16th of May, 1992: Guns N' Roses headline at Slane.
  • 16th of May, 1980: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1980 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • 16th of May, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
  • 16th of May, 1990: Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".
  • 16th of May, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • 16th of May, 2000: Pop star Britney Spears releases her album "Oops!... I Did It Again".
  • 16th of May, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • 16th of May, 2005: The final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond is aired.
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • 16th of May, 2013: Candice Glover wins the 12th season of American Idol.
  • 16th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 16th of May, 2019: Wrestler Ashley Massaro commits suicide.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of May, 1984.

  • 13,062 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,128,560,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of May, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,316,653,800 times.
  • Since the 16th of May, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 582,337,166,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 188,093,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,056,194 steps. That's about 43,136 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,542,725 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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