August 1st, 1984

August 1st, 1984, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 214 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 7 months and 0 days have passed since August 1st, 1984.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 1st, 1984:

  • Stevie Wonder releases his single "I Just Called to Say I Love You".

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Bastian Schweinsteiger: German soccer player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1984:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Purple Rain" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 1st, 1984 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 Purple Rain 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "The Love Boat", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Kate & Allie". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Pac-Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Danger Mouse".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big Jim (action figure)", "Speak & Spell", "Masters of the Universe (figures)" and "Commodore 64".


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 August 1st, 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.

  • 1984 Summer Olympics.

    The 1984 Summer Olympics were being held in Los Angeles.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 36 years, 7 months and 0 days have passed since August 1st, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 August 1st, 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 460162800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 1st, 1984:

  • July 5th, 1984: Soccer: Diego Maradona joins Italian side Napoli.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 1st, 1984
  • August 10th, 1984: The film Red Dawn (1984) is released.
  • August 29th, 1984: Wrestling: Bret Hart makes his WWF debut.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 1984, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 1984 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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 and historical figures that were born on the 1st of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 1st, 1984?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 1st, 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 August 1st, 1984 was probably conceived around the 23rd of October, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 1984 is the 11th of May, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 1984.

  • 13,361 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,154,394,000 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,346,793,000 times.
  • Since August 1st, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 595,667,304,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 192,399,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 99,277,884 steps. That's about 44,124 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,852,728 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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