June 8, 1984

June 8, 1984, was a Friday. It was 39 years, 10 months, and 8 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on June 8, 1984?

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

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 8, 1984:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 8, 1984

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • Hello - Lionel Richie
  • Oh, Sherrie - Steve Perry
  • The Reflex - Duran Duran
Play the top songs 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.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" was at the top of the box office on June 8, 1984.


This date was 14,557 days ago. Approximately 485 months have passed. It was the 160th day of 1984, in week 23. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 39 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1984 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 162 seasons of weather since then.


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Take me back to June 8, 1984

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, June 8, 1984. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1984 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper is at the top of the singles charts, while "Wake Me Up Before You Go-go" by Wham is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Family Ties", "Cheers", and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Donkey Kong", "Duck Hunt", and "Tetris".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "Cockleshell Bay", "Danger Mouse", and "Fraggle Rock". Popular toys at the moment include Dungeons & Dragons, Screwball Scramble, the Lego train set, and My Little Pony (figures).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 8, 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 became 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.
  • Peter Ueberroth.

    Peter Ueberroth

    Peter Ueberroth was named Time Person of the Year in 1984 due to 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

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


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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 8, 1984.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 8, 1984.

  • May 10, 1984: Soccer: Ray Wilkins agrees to join Italian side AC Milan from Manchester United.
  • May 12, 1984: Soccer: Liverpool win the First Division title after a 0-0 draw with Notts County.
  • May 14, 1984: British pop duo Wham! release their single "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".
  • May 16, 1984:
    • Prince releases his single "When Doves Cry".
    • American comedian Andy Kaufman dies from cancer at the age of 35.
  • May 17, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • May 19, 1984: Everton win the FA Cup final after a 2-0 victory over Watford.
  • May 21, 1984: The "Atari 7800" video game console is announced.
  • May 23, 1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) is released.
  • May 30, 1984: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Roma on penalties.
  • May 31, 1984:
    • The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
    • Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • June 1, 1984:
    • The film Once Upon a Time in America (1984) is released.
    • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • June 3, 1984: US President Ronald Reagan visits the Republic of Ireland.
  • June 4, 1984:
    • The song "Two Tribes" is released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
    • Bruce Springsteen releases his album "Born in the USA".
  • June 6, 1984: The game "Tetris" is released.
  • This date: June 8, 1984
  • June 12, 1984:
    • The Boston Celtics win the 1984 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3.
    • Soccer: Graeme Souness leaves Liverpool to join Sampdoria.
  • June 18, 1984:
    • Talk show host Alan Berg is murdered by a white nationalist group called The Order outside of his home in Denver.
    • Battle of Orgreave: Large-scale violence breaks out between police and pickets at the UK miners' strike in South Yorkshire, England.
  • June 19, 1984: 1984 NBA draft: The Chicago Bulls select Michael Jordan.
  • June 22, 1984: The Karate Kid (1984) is released.
  • June 25, 1984: The album "Purple Rain" is released by Prince.
  • June 27, 1984: France defeat Spain 2-0 to win the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship.
  • June 28, 1984: Richard Ramirez begins his Night Stalker crimes by murdering 79-year-old Jennie Vincow at her apartment in Glassell Park, Los Angeles.
  • June 30, 1984: John Turner is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • July 1, 1984: The PG-13 rating for films is introduced.
  • July 5, 1984: Soccer: Diego Maradona joins Italian side Napoli.
  • July 8, 1984: Bob Dylan headlines at Slane.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8, 1984, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 8, 1984 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1984

The following TV shows were popular in June 1984:

TV shows from June 1984.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on June 8, 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
Postman Pat
Postman Pat

Popular toys and games in 1984

Toys and games that were popular 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
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1984.

Tetris 1984
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Galaxian 1980
Asteroids 1979
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on June 8, 1984?

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 of their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

First Lady of the United States Deceased
Born on June 8, 1925
She turned 59 on this day in 1984.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Actress Deceased
Born on June 8, 1933
She turned 51 on this day in 1984.

Rob Pilatus

Rob Pilatus

German singer Deceased
Born on June 8, 1965
He turned 19 on this day in 1984.

Kanye West

Kanye West

Born on June 8, 1977
He turned 7 on this day in 1984.


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 8, 1984 was most likely conceived around September 16, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8, 1984 is close to March 1, 1985.

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Stats for June 8, 1984


Here are some interesting statistics about June 8, 1984:

  • 14,557 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,079 weeks have passed.
  • 1,257,724,800 seconds have passed since June 8, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,467,345,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 648,985,996,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 209,620,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 108,164,333 steps. That's roughly 48,073 miles.
  • 15,092,698 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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