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December 3rd, 1984.

December 3rd, 1984, was a Monday. It was day 338 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since December 3rd, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on December 3rd, 1984?

  • The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is released by Band Aid.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 3rd, 1984.

  • United States: Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
  • United Kingdom: The Power Of Love - Frankie goes to Hollywood

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 3rd, 1984.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
  • Out Of Touch - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
  • Purple Rain - Prince And The Revolution
  • Better Be Good To Me - Tina Turner
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.
Missing in Action

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Missing in Action" was at the top of the box office on December 3rd, 1984.

Take me back to December 3rd, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 3rd, 1984 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1984 has began.

In America, the song Out Of Touch by Hall & Oates is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Power Of Love by Frankie goes to Hollywood is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Missing in Action 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 "The Jeffersons", "Family Ties", "Cheers" and "The Cosby Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt" and "Tetris".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Cockleshell Bay" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, Cabbage Patch Kids, Screwball Scramble and My Little Pony (figures).

News

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 December 3rd, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 37 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since December 3rd, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 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 December 3rd, 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 470880000.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 3rd, 1984.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 3rd, 1984, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 3rd, 1984 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from December, 1984.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

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

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

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 December 3rd, 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

The Transformers
The Transformers

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 on this date 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

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
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 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 December 3rd, 1990 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 3rd.

Ozzy Osbourne

Singer.
Born on December 3rd, 1948
He turned 36 on this day in 1984.

Brendan Fraser

Actor.
Born on December 3rd, 1968
He turned 16 on this day in 1984.

David Villa

Soccer player.
Born on December 3rd, 1981
He turned 3 on this day in 1984.

Michael Essien

Former soccer player.
Born on December 3rd, 1982
He turned 2 on this day in 1984.

Lil Baby

Rapper.
Born on December 3rd, 1994
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 3rd, 1984.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 3rd, 1984.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 3rd, 1984 was most likely conceived around March 12th, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 3rd, 1984 is close to August 26th, 1985.

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Stats for December 3rd, 1984

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 3rd, 1984.

  • A total of 13,681 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,954 weeks have passed.
  • 1,182,034,800 seconds have passed since the December 3rd, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,379,040,600 times.
  • Since December 3rd, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 609,929,956,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,005,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,654,993 steps. That's about 45,180 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,184,418 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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