December 22nd, 1984, fell on a Saturday. It was day 357 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.
35 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since December 22nd, 1984.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 22nd, 1984:
Bernhard Goetz shoots and seriously wounds four would-be burglars on a train in Manhattan.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 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 22nd, 1984 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their 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.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dallas", "The Smurfs", "The Transformers" and "Punky Brewster". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Mario Bros.".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" and "Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big Jim (action figure)", "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "My Little Pony (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 22nd, 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.
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.
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.
"Amadeus" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.
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.
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 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
35 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since December 22nd, 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 22nd, 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 472521600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 1984:
January 20th, 1985: Super Bowl XIX: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Miami Dolphins by 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.
January 21st, 1985: 70 people are killed when Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashes in Reno, Nevada.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 22nd, 1984, will have the star sign Capricorn.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: December 22nd, 1984 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
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.
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.
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" - "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"
1984 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1984:
My Little Pony (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Big wheel (tricycle)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Big Jim (action figure)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of December:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 22nd, 1984.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 22nd, 1984 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 1984 is the 1st of October, 1985. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 1984.
13,017 days have passed since this date.
1,124,665,200 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 1984.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,312,109,400 times.
Since December 22nd, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 580,327,243,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 187,444,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 96,721,207 steps. That's about 42,987 miles!
Since this date, 13,495,982 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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