June 27, 1984

June 27, 1984, was a Wednesday. It was 40 years and 15 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on June 27, 1984:

  • France defeat Spain 2-0 to win the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship.

Born on June 27, 1984

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On June 27, 1984, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "The Reflex" by Duran Duran
  • United Kingdom: "Two Tribes" by Frankie goes to Hollywood

The music charts on June 27, 1984

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Reflex - Duran Duran
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
  • Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Self Control - Laura Branigan
Play the top singles 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

The top movie on this day was "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock".


This date occurred 14,625 days ago. Approximately 488 months have passed. It was the 179th day of 1984, in week 26. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on June 27, 1984, are now 40 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1984 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 163 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 27, 1984

Let's go back to the eighties.

The date is June 27, 1984, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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 "The Reflex" by Duran Duran is at the top of the singles charts, while "Two Tribes" by Frankie goes to Hollywood 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "Cagney & Lacey", "Knight Rider", and "The A-Team". 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. People are playing video games such as "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", and "Duck Hunt".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs", "Inspector Gadget", and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Fischer Price cassette player, the Lego train set, and the Commodore 64.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 27, 1984.

  • UEFA Euro 1984 is taking place in France.

    UEFA Euro 1984 is taking place in France

    The 1984 UEFA European Football Championship was being held in France at this time. The host country won the competition after defeating Spain 2-0 in the final.
  • 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 27, 1984.

  • 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.
  • June 8, 1984:
    • Ghostbusters (1984) is released in cinemas.
    • The movie Gremlins (1984) is released.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 27, 1984
  • 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.
  • July 12, 1984: Democratic Party nominee Walter Mondale selects Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate for the 1984 US presidential election.
  • July 17, 1984: The legal drinking age in the United States is increased from 18 to 21.
  • July 18, 1984: James Oliver Huberty shoots up a McDonalds restaurant in San Diego, killing 21 people.
  • July 20, 1984:
    • The fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story" is released in movie theaters.
    • Miss America Vanessa Williams is asked to resign after Penthouse magazine publishes unauthorized nude photographs of her.
  • July 23, 1984: Vanessa L. Williams resigns as Miss America after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.
  • July 24, 1984: Wham! release the single "Careless Whisper".
  • July 26, 1984: Serial Killer Ed Gein dies from lung cancer at the Mendota Mental Health Institute.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 27, 1984, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 27, 1984 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • 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

Television shows in June 1984

In June 1984, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1984

If you were a kid on June 27, 1984, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Toys in 1984

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 27, 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 27, 1990, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 27.

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Author and activist Deceased
Born on June 27, 1880
She was not alive on this date.

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire

Born on June 27, 1975
He turned 9 on this day in 1984.

Drake Bell

Drake Bell

Born on June 27, 1986
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Emma D'Arcy

Emma D'Arcy

Born on June 27, 1992
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 27, 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 27, 1984 was most likely conceived around October 5, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 27, 1984 is close to March 20, 1985.

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Stats for June 27, 1984


Here are some interesting statistics about June 27, 1984:

  • 14,625 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,089 weeks have passed.
  • 1,263,600,000 seconds have passed since June 27, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,474,200,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 652,017,600,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,600,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 108,669,600 steps. That's roughly 48,298 miles.
  • 15,163,200 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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