The 12th of October, 1984, fell on a Friday. Day 286 of 1984. Decade: 1980s.
35 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1984.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 12th of October, 1984:
The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of October, 1984:
United States: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
United Kingdom: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "All of Me" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 12th of October, 1984.
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 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" 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:
12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Punky Brewster - Series about a child that has been abandoned by her parents.
The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1984.
12,889 days have passed since this date.
1,113,613,200 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,299,215,400 times.
Since the 12th of October, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 574,624,411,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 185,602,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 95,770,735 steps. That's about 42,565 miles!
Since this date, 13,363,358 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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