October 12th, 1984, fell on a Friday. It was day 286 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 9 months and 3 days have passed since October 12th, 1984.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 12th, 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 October 12th, 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.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 12th, 1984 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. The song I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie All of Me 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 "'Allo 'Allo!", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Punky Brewster" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Donkey Kong" and "Duck Hunt".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Inspector Gadget", "The Cosby Show" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big Jim (action figure)", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Big wheel (tricycle)" 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 October 12th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
35 years, 9 months and 3 days have passed since October 12th, 1984.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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 October 12th, 1984, will be 35 years of age.
People born in 1984 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 466383600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 1984:
September 14th, 1984: 1984 MTV Video Music Awards: "You Might Think" by The Cars wins Video of the Year.
November 6th, 1984: Ronald Reagan defeats Walter F. Mondale to become the next President of the United States.
November 9th, 1984: The horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is released in cinemas.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 1984, will have the star sign Libra.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: October 12th, 1984 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
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.
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.
1984 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1984.
"Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "The Transformers" - "Muppet Babies" - "Heathcliff" - "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" - "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)
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)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 12th, 1984.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 12th, 1984 was probably conceived around the 3rd of January, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 1984 is the 22nd of July, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 1984.
13,060 days have passed since this date.
1,128,384,000 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,316,448,000 times.
Since October 12th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 582,246,144,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 188,064,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,041,024 steps. That's about 43,129 miles!
Since this date, 13,540,608 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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