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August 25, 1984

August 25, 1984, was a Saturday. It was 39 years, 6 months, and 7 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 25, 1984:

  • American novelist Truman Capote dies at the age of 59.
Song charts

Popular songs

On August 25, 1984, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker jr.
  • United Kingdom: "Careless Whisper" by George Michael

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 25, 1984

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  • What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
  • Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
  • When Doves Cry - Prince
  • Missing You - John Waite
Play the top singles 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.
Red Dawn (1984)

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Red Dawn (1984)".

Facts

This date occurred 14,433 days ago. Approximately 481 months have passed. It was the 238th day of 1984, in week 34. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on August 25, 1984, are now 39 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1984 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 160 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 25, 1984

Let's go back to the eighties.

The date is August 25, 1984, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

The summer of 1984 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker jr. is at the top of the singles charts, while "Careless Whisper" by George Michael is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Red Dawn (1984) is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jeffersons", "Three's Company", "The Love Boat", and "Kate & Allie". In fashion, women are 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 Kiki Camarena, David Huffman, Rock Hudson, and Ian Stewart would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian", and "Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days", "Diff'rent Strokes", and "Cockleshell Bay". Children are playing with toys such as Speak & Spell, Screwball Scramble, the Big Wheel (tricycle), and Masters of the Universe (figures).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 25, 1984.

  • The Night Stalker is terrorizing Los Angeles.

    The Night Stalker is terrorizing Los Angeles

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mid 1980s fashion.

    Mid 1980s fashion

    Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became 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 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.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    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.
  • Peter Ueberroth.

    Peter Ueberroth

    Peter Ueberroth was named Time Person of the Year in 1984 due to his role in organizing the 1984 Summer Olympics.
  • 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.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

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

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 25, 1984.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 25, 1984.

  • July 26, 1984: Serial Killer Ed Gein dies from lung cancer at the Mendota Mental Health Institute.
  • July 28, 1984: The 1984 Summer Olympics begin in Los Angeles.
  • August 1, 1984: Stevie Wonder releases his single "I Just Called to Say I Love You".
  • August 10, 1984: The film Red Dawn (1984) is released.
  • August 11, 1984: US President Ronald Reagan makes his controversial "we begin bombing in five minutes" joke while preparing for a scheduled radio address.
  • This date: August 25, 1984
  • August 27, 1984: The "Teacher in Space" project is announced by US President Ronald Reagan.
  • August 29, 1984: Wrestling: Bret Hart makes his WWF debut.
  • September 10, 1984: The daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! premiers on TV.
  • September 14, 1984: 1984 MTV Video Music Awards: "You Might Think" by The Cars wins Video of the Year.
  • September 15, 1984:
    • Diana, Princess of Wales, gives birth to Prince Harry.
    • The first episode of "Muppet Babies" is aired.
  • September 16, 1984: The first episode of Miami Vice is aired.
  • September 17, 1984: Conservative leader Brian Mulroney becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • September 20, 1984:
    • 24 people are killed after a suicide bomber detonates a car bomb outside of the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Alphaville release the song "Forever Young".
  • September 24, 1984: The final episode of "Happy Days" is aired.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 25, 1984, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 25, 1984 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in August 1984

In August 1984, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from August 1984.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
Dallas
Dallas
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Three's Company
Three's Company
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Happy Days
Happy Days
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
Columbo
Columbo

Cars in 1984

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.

Cars in 1984.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1984

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
The Littles
The Littles
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay
Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes
Happy Days
Happy Days
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Toys in 1984

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Space Lego
Space Lego
Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 1984.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on August 25, 1984?

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 August 25, 1990, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 25.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Actor Deceased
Born on August 25, 1930
He turned 54 on this day in 1984.

Tim Burton

Tim Burton

Filmmaker.
Born on August 25, 1958
He turned 26 on this day in 1984.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

Singer
Born on August 25, 1961
He turned 23 on this day in 1984.

Crash Holly

Crash Holly

Wrestler Deceased
Born on August 25, 1971
He turned 13 on this day in 1984.

Kel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell

Actor
Born on August 25, 1978
He turned 6 on this day in 1984.

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Actress
Born on August 25, 1981
She turned 3 on this day in 1984.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Actress
Born on August 25, 1987
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 25, 1984.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 25, 1984 was most likely conceived around December 3, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 25, 1984 is close to May 18, 1985.

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Stats for August 25, 1984

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 25, 1984:

  • 14,433 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,061 weeks have passed.
  • 1,247,014,800 seconds have passed since August 25, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,454,850,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 643,459,636,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 207,835,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 107,243,273 steps. That's roughly 47,664 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,964,178 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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