August 12th, 1984

August 12th, 1984, fell on a Sunday. It was day 225 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 3 months and 13 days have passed since August 12th, 1984.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1984:

  • United States: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker jr.
  • United Kingdom: Two Tribes - Frankie goes to Hollywood

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Red Dawn (1984)" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 12th, 1984 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker jr. 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 Red Dawn (1984) 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 "The Jeffersons", "Three's Company", "The Love Boat" and "The A-Team". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command" and "Tetris".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Inspector Gadget", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" 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 "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "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 August 12th, 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 36 years, 3 months and 13 days have passed since August 12th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 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 12th, 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 461113200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 12th, 1984:

  • 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.
  • August 29th, 1984: Wrestling: Bret Hart makes his WWF debut.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 1984, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 12th, 1984?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 12th, 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 12th, 1984 was probably conceived around the 3rd of November, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1984 is the 22nd 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 1984.

  • 13,254 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,145,149,200 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,336,007,400 times.
  • Since August 12th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 590,896,987,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 190,858,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,482,831 steps. That's about 43,770 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,741,790 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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