December 21st, 1984

December 21st, 1984, fell on a Friday. It was day 356 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

35 years, 11 months and 13 days have passed since December 21st, 1984.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1984:

  • United States: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Missing in Action" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 21st, 1984 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1984 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. In America, the song Like A Virgin by Madonna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid 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. 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 "Sherlock Holmes", "The Cosby Show", "Miami Vice" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Fraggle Rock", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "Muppet Babies". Popular toys include the likes of "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Water Ring Toss", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine" and "Masters of the Universe (figures)".


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 December 21st, 1984.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    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.

    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

    "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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 35 years, 11 months and 13 days have passed since December 21st, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 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 21st, 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 472435200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 1984:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 1984, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 1984 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • 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.

  • Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • The Transformers
  • Muppet Babies
  • Heathcliff
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • 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

1984 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1984:

  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 21st, 1984?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1984?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1984 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1984 is the 30th of September, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1984.

  • 13,131 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,134,518,400 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,323,604,800 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 585,411,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 189,086,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 97,568,582 steps. That's about 43,364 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,614,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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