October 12th, 1984, fell on a Friday. It was day 286 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.
36 years, 4 months and 12 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. 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. 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", "Trapper John, M.D.", "Magnum, P.I." and "Family Ties". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Tetris".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Inspector Gadget", "Heathcliff" and "Thomas the Tank Engine". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Masters of the Universe (figures)", "Pound Puppies" and "Transformers".
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.
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 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
36 years, 4 months and 12 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 36 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.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1984?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 1984.
13,284 days have passed since this date.
1,147,741,200 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,339,031,400 times.
Since October 12th, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 592,234,459,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 191,290,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,705,743 steps. That's about 43,869 miles!
Since this date, 13,772,894 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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