July 6th, 1984

July 6th, 1984, fell on a Friday. It was day 188 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since July 6th, 1984.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1984:

  • United States: When Doves Cry - Prince
  • United Kingdom: Two Tribes - Frankie goes to Hollywood

Movie Box Office

Which 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 July 6th, 1984 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song When Doves Cry by Prince is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Two Tribes by Frankie goes to Hollywood 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. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister.

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. In fashion, women are currently 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "Family Ties", "Knight Rider" and "Kate & Allie".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros." and "Tetris". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Inspector Gadget", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Water Ring Toss", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "Masters of the Universe (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 July 6th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amadeus

    "Amadeus" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.

  • Who were the best football players in 1984?

    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.

  • 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.

    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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 36 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since July 6th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 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 July 6th, 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 457916400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 6th, 1984:

  • June 6th, 1984: The game "Tetris" is released.
  • June 8th, 1984: Ghostbusters (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • June 8th, 1984: The movie Gremlins (1984) is released.
  • June 12th, 1984: The Boston Celtics win the 1984 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3.
  • June 12th, 1984: Soccer: Graeme Souness leaves Liverpool to join Sampdoria.
  • 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.
  • June 27th, 1984: France defeat Spain 2-0 to win the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship.
  • June 28th, 1984: Richard Ramirez begins his Night Stalker crimes by murdering 79-year-old Jennie Vincow at her apartment in Glassell Park, Los Angeles.
  • June 30th, 1984: John Turner is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • July 5th, 1984: Soccer: Diego Maradona joins Italian side Napoli.
  • This date: July 6th, 1984
  • July 8th, 1984: Bob Dylan headlines at Slane.
  • July 18th, 1984: James Oliver Huberty shoots up a McDonalds restaurant in San Diego, killing 21 people.
  • July 20th, 1984: The fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 23rd, 1984: Vanessa L. Williams resigns as Miss America after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.
  • July 24th, 1984: Wham! release the single "Careless Whisper".
  • July 26th, 1984: Serial Killer Ed Gein dies from lung cancer at the Mendota Mental Health Institute.
  • August 1st, 1984: Stevie Wonder releases his single "I Just Called to Say I Love You".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 6th, 1984, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 6th, 1984 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • 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
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 6th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 6th, 1984?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1984?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 6th, 1984 was probably conceived around the 27th of September, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 6th, 1984 is the 15th of April, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 6th, 1984.

  • 13,438 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,161,043,200 seconds have passed since the July 6th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,354,550,400 times.
  • Since July 6th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 599,098,291,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 193,507,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 99,849,715 steps. That's about 44,378 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,932,518 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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