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December 28th, 1984.

December 28th, 1984, was a Friday. It was day 363 of 1984. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 4 months and 11 days have passed since December 28th, 1984.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 28th, 1984.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on December 28th, 1984.

Take me back to December 28th, 1984!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 28th, 1984 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1984 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. 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 Beverly Hills Cop 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "The Love Boat", "Kate & Allie" and "Charles in Charge". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pac-Man", "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Bros.".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Masters of the Universe (figures) and the Commodore 64.

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 28th, 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 36 years, 4 months and 11 days have passed since December 28th, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 28th, 1984, will be 36 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1984 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 473040000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 28th, 1984.

  • November 28th, 1984: Ryainair is founded.
  • December 3rd, 1984: The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is released by Band Aid.
  • December 5th, 1984: The film Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is released.
  • December 10th, 1984: Wham release their single "Last Christmas".
  • December 20th, 1984: 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews goes missing in Greeley, Colorado.
  • December 22nd, 1984: Bernhard Goetz shoots and seriously wounds four would-be burglars on a train in Manhattan.
  • December 23rd, 1984: 110 people are killed after Aeroflot Flight 3519 crashes while attempting to make an emergency landing at Krasnoyarsk International Airport in Russia.
  • December 24th, 1984: English actor Peter Lawford dies from kidney and liver failure at the age of 61.
  • This date: December 28th, 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 28th, 1984, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 28th, 1984 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on December 28th, 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
  • 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

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)
  • 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

1984 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 28th of December.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 28th, 1984.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 28th, 1984.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 28th, 1984 was most likely conceived around the 20th of March, 1984.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 28th, 1984 is close to the 7th of October, 1985.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 28th, 1984.

  • A total of 13,281 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,897 weeks have passed.
  • 1,147,474,800 seconds have passed since the December 28th, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,338,720,600 times.
  • Since December 28th, 1984, the earth has travelled approximately 592,096,996,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 191,245,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,682,833 steps. That's about 43,859 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,769,698 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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