August 2nd, 1984

August 2nd, 1984, fell on a Thursday. It was day 215 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 0 months and 11 days have passed since August 2nd, 1984.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 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 2nd, 1984 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Jeffersons", "Dallas", "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Smurfs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Galaxian", "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Bros.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Inspector Gadget", "Fraggle Rock" and "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Big Jim (action figure)", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine" and "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)".


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 2nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amadeus

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 1984 Summer Olympics.

    The 1984 Summer Olympics were being held in Los Angeles.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 36 years, 0 months and 11 days have passed since August 2nd, 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 2nd, 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 460249200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 2nd, 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 22nd, 1984: Vanessa Williams is forced to resign as Miss America after Penthouse magazine publish her nude photographs.
  • July 23rd, 1984: Vanessa L. Williams resigns as Miss America after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 2nd, 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 2nd, 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.

"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" - "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
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August:

  • Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 2nd, 1984.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 2nd, 1984 was probably conceived around the 24th of October, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 2nd, 1984 is the 12th of May, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 2nd, 1984.

  • 13,160 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,137,024,000 seconds have passed since the August 2nd, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,326,528,000 times.
  • Since August 2nd, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 586,704,384,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 189,504,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,784,064 steps. That's about 43,460 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,644,288 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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