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September 16th, 1984.

September 16th, 1984, was a Sunday. It was day 260 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 10 months and 7 days have passed since September 16th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 16th, 1984?

  • The first episode of Miami Vice is aired.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 16th, 1984.

  • United States: What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
  • United Kingdom: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
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.
Ghostbusters

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Ghostbusters" was at the top of the box office on September 16th, 1984.

Take me back to September 16th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 16th, 1984 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Ghostbusters 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.", "Cheers", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "Punky Brewster".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Tetris". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Fraggle Rock" and "Muppet Babies". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Big Jim (action figure), Dungeons & Dragons and Water Ring Toss.

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 September 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 36 years, 10 months and 7 days have passed since September 16th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 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 September 16th, 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 464137200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 16th, 1984.

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 September 16th, 1984, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 16th, 1984 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • Punky Brewster - Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
  • 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.
  • Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Kid's TV shows on September 16th, 1984.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1984.

  • Muppet Babies
  • Heathcliff
  • 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)
  • The Lego train set
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls
  • 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 September 16th, 1990 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 16th.

B.B. King

Musician. Deceased
Born on September 16th, 1925
He turned 59 on this day in 1984.

Mickey Rourke

Actor.
Born on September 16th, 1952
He turned 32 on this day in 1984.

David Copperfield

Illusionist.
Born on September 16th, 1956
He turned 28 on this day in 1984.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 16th, 1984.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 16th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 16th, 1984 was most likely conceived around the 8th of December, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 16th, 1984 is close to the 26th of June, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 16th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,459 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,922 weeks have passed.
  • 1,162,857,600 seconds have passed since the September 16th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,356,667,200 times.
  • Since September 16th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 600,034,521,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 193,809,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,005,754 steps. That's about 44,447 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,954,291 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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