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July 18th, 1984.

July 18th, 1984, was a Wednesday. It was day 200 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since July 18th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 18th, 1984?

  • James Oliver Huberty shoots up a McDonalds restaurant in San Diego, killing 21 people.

Born on July 18th, 1984.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Ben Askren: MMA fighter.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 18th, 1984.

  • United States: When Doves Cry - Prince
  • United Kingdom: Two Tribes - Frankie goes to Hollywood
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" was at the top of the box office on July 18th, 1984.

Take me back to July 18th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 18th, 1984 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "Columbo.", "Happy Days", "Cheers" and "The A-Team". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Galaxian", "Donkey Kong", "Mario Bros." and "Tetris". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Big Jim (action figure), Cabbage Patch Kids, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and Monchhichi / Chicaboo.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 18th, 1984.

  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Amadeus.

    Amadeus.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Peter Ueberroth.

    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 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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    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.

  • 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.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 36 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since July 18th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 18th, 1984, will be 36 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1984 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 458953200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 18th, 1984.

  • 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.
  • July 8th, 1984: Bob Dylan headlines at Slane.
  • This date: July 18th, 1984
  • 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".
  • August 10th, 1984: The film Red Dawn (1984) is released.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 18th, 1984, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 18th, 1984 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.
  • Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.

Kid's TV shows on July 18th, 1984.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1984.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1984.

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 18th, 1990 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 18th of July.

  • July 18th, 1918: Nelson Mandela (Activist / South African President) turned 66 on this day in 1984.
  • July 18th, 1950: Richard Branson (Businessman) turned 34 on this day in 1984.
  • July 18th, 1980: Kristen Bell (Actress) turned 4 on this day in 1984.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 18th, 1984.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 18th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 18th, 1984 was most likely conceived around the 9th of October, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 18th, 1984 is close to the 27th of April, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 18th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,478 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,925 weeks have passed.
  • 1,164,499,200 seconds have passed since the July 18th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,358,582,400 times.
  • Since July 18th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 600,881,587,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 194,083,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,146,931 steps. That's about 44,510 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,973,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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