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November 6, 1984

November 6, 1984, was a Tuesday. It was 39 years, 3 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on November 6, 1984?

  • Ronald Reagan defeats Walter F. Mondale to become the next President of the United States.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 6, 1984:

  • United States: "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean
  • United Kingdom: "I Feel For You" by Chaka Kahn

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 6, 1984

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - Billy Ocean
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • Purple Rain - Prince And The Revolution
  • Hard Habit To Break - Chicago
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Play the top songs from 1984
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The Terminator

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Terminator" was at the top of the box office on November 6, 1984.

Facts

This date was 14,360 days ago. Approximately 479 months have passed. It was the 311th day of 1984, in week 45. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 39 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 1984 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 160 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 6, 1984

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, November 6, 1984. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Feel For You" by Chaka Kahn is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie The Terminator is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are 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 Ian Stewart would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Facts of Life", "Knight Rider", "The Cosby Show", and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man", "Mario Bros.", and "Tetris". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show", and "Voltron".

Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Dungeons & Dragons, Water Ring Toss, and Pound Puppies.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 6, 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 became 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1984 due to 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more common.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 6, 1984.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 6, 1984.

  • October 12, 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • October 26, 1984:
    • Terminator (1984) is released in cinemas.
    • Michael Jordan makes his NBA debut against the Washington Bullets.
    • The sci-fi series "V" premiers on NBC.
  • October 31, 1984:
    • Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated.
    • Madonna releases her single "Like a Virgin".
  • November 2, 1984: The Killing Fields (1984) is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: November 6, 1984
  • November 9, 1984: The horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is released in cinemas.
  • November 13, 1984: 8-year-old Tammy Belanger goes missing in Exeter, New Hampshire.
  • November 15, 1984: Boxing: Evander Holyfield makes his professional debut.
  • November 17, 1984: The Nike Air Jordan is introduced.
  • November 25, 1984: The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is recorded by Band Aid.
  • November 28, 1984: The Irish airline Ryanair is founded.
  • December 3, 1984: The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is released by Band Aid.
  • December 5, 1984: The film Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 6, 1984, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 6, 1984 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Mid-1980s fashion

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1984

The following TV shows were popular in November 1984:

TV shows from November 1984.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
The Transformers
The Transformers
Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
Dallas
Dallas
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 6, 1984

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1984:

Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Snorks
Snorks
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Voltron
Voltron
Heathcliff
Heathcliff
Mister T
Mister T
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
The Littles
The Littles
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay
Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes
Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1984

Toys and games that were popular in 1984:

Transformers
Transformers
Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Space Lego
Space Lego
Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Operation
Operation
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1984.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on November 6, 1984?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 6, 1990, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 6.

Rebecca Schaeffer

Rebecca Schaeffer

Actress and model Deceased
Born on November 6, 1967
She turned 17 on this day in 1984.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Actor
Born on November 6, 1970
He turned 14 on this day in 1984.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Actress
Born on November 6, 1972
She turned 12 on this day in 1984.

Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman

American Football player Deceased
Born on November 6, 1976
He turned 8 on this day in 1984.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Actress
Born on November 6, 1988
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

NFL player / convicted murderer Deceased
Born on November 6, 1989
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore

American soccer player
Born on November 6, 1989
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on November 6, 1984.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 6, 1984 was most likely conceived around February 14, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 6, 1984 is close to July 30, 1985.

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Stats for November 6, 1984

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 6, 1984:

  • 14,360 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,051 weeks have passed.
  • 1,240,704,000 seconds have passed since November 6, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,447,488,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 640,203,264,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 206,784,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 106,700,544 steps. That's roughly 47,422 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,888,448 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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