June 8th, 1984

June 8th, 1984, fell on a Friday. It was day 160 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since June 8th, 1984.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 8th, 1984:

  • Ghostbusters (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • The movie Gremlins (1984) is released.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • United Kingdom: Wake Me Up Before You Go-go - Wham

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is June 8th, 1984 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wake Me Up Before You Go-go by Wham is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Three's Company", "Cheers" and "Kate & Allie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Duck Hunt".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cockleshell Bay", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Speak & Spell", "Commodore 64" and "My Little Pony (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 June 8th, 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:

  • 36 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since June 8th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 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 June 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 455497200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 8th, 1984:

  • May 16th, 1984: Andy Kaufman dies of cancer.
  • 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.
  • June 12th, 1984: The Boston Celtics win the 1984 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3.
  • June 18th, 1984: Talk show host Alan Berg is murdered by a white nationalist group called The Order outside of his home in Denver.
  • June 19th, 1984: 1984 NBA draft: The Chicago Bulls select Michael Jordan.
  • June 22nd, 1984: The Karate Kid (1984) is released.
  • June 25th, 1984: The album "Purple Rain" is released by Prince.
  • July 8th, 1984: Bob Dylan headlines at Slane.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8th, 1984, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 8th, 1984 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

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)
  • 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
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of June:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 8th, 1984 was probably conceived around the 30th of August, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8th, 1984 is the 18th of March, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
  • 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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 13,213 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,141,603,200 seconds have passed since the June 8th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,331,870,400 times.
  • Since June 8th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 589,067,251,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,267,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,177,875 steps. That's about 43,635 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,699,238 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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