July 17th, 1984, was a Tuesday. It was day 199 of 1984. The decade was the Eighties.
38 years, 8 months and 6 days have passed since July 17th, 1984.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.
Notable events that occurred on July 17th, 1984.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1984.
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The movie "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is July 17th, 1984, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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. 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. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Dallas", "Knight Rider" and "Kate & Allie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros." and "Duck Hunt".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Schoolhouse Rock!", "The Littles", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and "Mister T". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Operation, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Strawberry Shortcake dolls and Turnin' Turbo Dashboard.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 17th, 1984.
Between June 1984 and August 1985, a serial killer nicknamed "The Night Stalker" was carrying out a home invasion and murder crime spree in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Richard Ramirez was later arrested and convicted of the crimes.
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.
The best NBA players in 1984 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.
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.
"What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner won a Grammy for 1984's Song of the Year.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Television shows that people were watching in July, 1984.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Starring David Hasselhoff.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day 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
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1984.
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in July of 1984.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
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 July 17th, 1990, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 17th.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 17th, 1984.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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