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1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade.

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  1. Pete

    Jermaine Jackson's Self Titled Album Released and Topped R&B Charts On April 14, 1984

    On this day April 14, 1987, Jermaine Jackson's tenth album was released, entering the Billboard charts at #19 and claiming the top spot on the R&B charts.
  2. Pete

    April 13, 1984: Swing Shift Released

    On this day April 13, 1984, the film "Swing Shift" premiered, directed by Jonathan Demme. It starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Despite a budget of $15 million, the film earned $6.6 million at the box office.
  3. Pete

    April 13, 1984: Unmasking Terror in 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter'

    On this day April 13, 1984, "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" hit theaters, directed by Joseph Zito. The film starred Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, and Crispin Glover. Made with a budget of $2.2 million, it grossed an impressive $33 million at the box office.
  4. Pete

    "Heaven" by Bryan Adams Released Today April 10, 1984

    On this day April 10, 1984, Bryan Adams' song "Heaven" began its reign as the #1 song in America, maintaining the top spot from June 22 to July 5.
  5. Pete

    On This Day April 10, 1984 Scorpions' Blackout Album was Released

    On this day April 10, 1984, the Scorpions released their 8th album, "Blackout," which reached #10 on the Billboard Charts. Additionally, it hit the #1 spot in France.
  6. Pete

    April 9, 1984: R.E.M.'s Album 'Reckoning' Released

    On this day April 9, 1984, R.E.M.'s second album, "Reckoning," was released and reached the 27th position on the Billboard Charts.
  7. Pete

    Today April 7, 1984 Oh Sherrie: Steve Perry's Released and Soars to the Top

    On this day April 7, 1984, Steve Perry's "Oh Sherrie" climbed to number 3 on the US Billboard Charts and also secured the top position in Canada.
  8. Pete

    "Moscow on the Hudson Released Today April 6, 1984

    On this day April 6, 1984, "Moscow on the Hudson," directed by Paul Mazersky and featuring Robin Williams, María Conchita Alonso, and Cleavant Derricks, was released. The film, made on a budget of $13 million, earned $25 million at the box office.
  9. Pete

    Today March 1, 1984: Debut of Swatch Watches in Zürich, Switzerland

    On this day March 1, 1984, the iconic Swatch watches made their debut in Zürich, Switzerland, marking a significant moment in horological history. These watches, known for their colorful designs and affordable prices, were introduced with an original price range of $40 to $50.
  10. Pete

    Van Halen's 'Jump' Leaps to No. 1: A Global Chart-Topping Run

    On this day February 25, 1984, Van Halen's hit "Jump" climbed to the top of the charts, becoming the #1 song in America. It held this position from February 25 to March 30 and also reached #1 in Canada and Italy.
  11. Pete

    Karma Chameleon" Tops Charts Worldwide in 1984

    On this day February 4, 1984, "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club took the top spot as the #1 song in the United States. It wasn't just a hit in the US; it also reached #1 in several other countries like the UK, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Australia...
  12. Pete

    February 1 1984 Lifetime Network Made Its Debut

    On this day February 1, 1984, the Lifetime Network channel made its debut. Interestingly, it faced financial challenges, losing $36 million in its initial two seasons. However, things started looking up in 1986 when they rebranded themselves as "Talk Television" and began turning a profit.
  13. Pete

    1984: Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" Dominates Charts

    On this day January 27, 1984, Cyndi Lauper's song "Time After Time" became the #1 song in the USA, holding the top spot from June 9 to 22. It also reached #1 in Canada, Chile, and Zimbabwe.
  14. Pete

    Michael Jackson's Fiery Pepsi Mishap - January 27, 1984

    On this day January 27, 1984, Michael Jackson experienced second-degree burns when his hair accidentally caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial with his brothers.
  15. Pete

    Corey Hart's "Sunglasses At Night" Lights Up Charts in 1984

    On this day January 21, 1984, Corey Hart unleashed his single "Sunglasses At Night," which ascended to the #7 spot on the US Billboard Charts.This track marked the debut single from his album "First Offense."
  16. Pete

    Bon Jovi's Iconic Debut Album Hits the Airwaves on January 21, 1984

    On this day January 21, 1984 Bon Jovi released his self titled debut album Bon Jovi. It reached number 43 on the the US Billboard 200 Charts.
  17. Pete

    Rockwell's Iconic Hit Debuts: 'Somebody's Watching Me' Released on January 14, 1984

    On this day January 14 1984 Rockwell released the famous single Somebody's Watching Me. https://www.welovetheeighties.com/media/rockwell-somebodys-watching-me-official-music-video.10/
  18. Pete

    Madonna's Ambition Revealed: Aiming to 'Rule the World' on American Bandstand, 1984

    On January 14, 1984, during an episode of American Bandstand, Madonna shared with Dick Clark her aspiration to "Rule the World." Madonna knew that she was going to dominate the music scene and she did.
  19. Pete

    1984 (1983)

    Title: 1984 Artist: Van Halen Genre: Hard Rock Released: 1983 Tracks: 1 - 1984 - 1:08 2 - Jump - 4:04 3 - Panama - 3:32 4 - Top Jimmy - 3:01 5 - Drop Dead Legs - 4:15 6 - Hot for Teacher - 4:44 7 - I'll Wait - 4:45 8 - Girl Gone Bad - 4:35 9 - House of Pain - 3:19 Overview...
  20. Pete

    Wendy's Where's the Beef Commercial premiered today on January 9th 1984

    Today January 9th 1984 the fast food chain Wendy's commercial Where's the Beef premiered on tv. It's an 80s classic commercial.