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October 15th, 1984.

October 15th, 1984, was a Monday. It was day 289 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years and 7 days have passed since October 15th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 15th, 1984.

  • United States: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: Freedom - Wham
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.
All of Me

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "All of Me" was at the top of the box office on October 15th, 1984.

Take me back to October 15th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 15th, 1984 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. 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. In America, the song I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Freedom by Wham is the number one hit song.

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. 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.

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 Paul Castellano would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Trapper John, M.D." and "Cagney & Lacey".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Cockleshell Bay", "Danger Mouse" and "Muppet Babies". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lite-Brite, Water Ring Toss, Speak & Spell and Fisher-Price Little People (Farm).

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 October 15th, 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 37 years and 7 days have passed since October 15th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 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 15th, 1984, will be 37 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1984 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 466642800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 15th, 1984.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 15th, 1984, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: October 15th, 1984 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

TV shows from October, 1984.

  • 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.
  • The Transformers - Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
  • 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.

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.

Kid's TV shows on October 15th, 1984.

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

  • Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1984.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1984.

  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • The Lego train set
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • 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 1984

    Tetris
    Tile-matching puzzle video game.

  • Duck Hunt 1984

    Duck Hunt
    Light gun shooter game.

  • Mario Bros. 1983

    Mario Bros.
    Arcade game developed by Nintendo.

  • Donkey Kong 1981

    Donkey Kong
    Arcade game released by Nintendo.

  • Missile Command 1980

    Missile Command
    Arcade game developed by Atari.

  • Pac-Man 1980

    Pac-Man
    Maze arcade game.

  • Galaxian 1980

    Galaxian
    Fixed shooter arcade game.

  • Asteroids 1979

    Asteroids
    Space-themed shooter arcade game.

  • Lunar Lander 1979

    Lunar Lander
    In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

  • Space Invaders 1978

    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 October 15th, 1990 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 15th.

Tito Jackson

Musician.
Born on October 15th, 1953
He turned 31 on this day in 1984.

Dominic West

English actor.
Born on October 15th, 1969
He turned 15 on this day in 1984.

Andy Cole

Soccer player.
Born on October 15th, 1971
He turned 13 on this day in 1984.

Mesut Özil

German soccer player.
Born on October 15th, 1988
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Anthony Joshua

Boxer.
Born on October 15th, 1989
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 15th, 1984.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 15th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 15th, 1984 was most likely conceived around the 6th of January, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 15th, 1984 is close to the 25th of July, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 15th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,521 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,931 weeks have passed.
  • 1,168,214,400 seconds have passed since the October 15th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,362,916,800 times.
  • Since October 15th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 602,798,630,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 194,702,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,466,438 steps. That's about 44,652 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,018,573 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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