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Tuesday 2 October 1984

1984-10-02

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Let's Go Crazy by Prince. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ninja III: The Domination

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett

Country: United States

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Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Almost Live!

Starring: Tracey Conway, Pat Cashman, Nancy Guppy, Steve Wilson

Country: United States

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Jeopardy!

Written by: Merv Griffin

Starring: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

Country: United States

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Bird of Prey 2

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jan Holden, Lee Montague

Country: United Kingdom

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom

Rock 'N' America

Starring: Rick Ducommun, Russ Parr, Joe Simon, Frazer Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Morris: Movie Actor.
  • Peter Birney: American noted family, the first born twin and son of Meredith Baxter and David Birney.
  • Mollie Birney: American noted family, the second twin and daughter of Meredith Baxter and David Birney.
  • Marion Bartoli: French tennis player, she lost the 2007 Wimbledon final won by Venus Williams(after defeating Hénin in the semi-final).
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Facts:
  • 3 Cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
  • In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
  • Richard Miller becomes first (former) FBI agent charged with espionage.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1984?

  • Life: Doonesbury
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrei A. Gromyko -- Oct. 1, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8925

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Poland

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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Pet Sematary

By: Stephen King

Don’t miss the classic tale from King of Horror and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, described by Publishers Weekly as “the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written.”When

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The Name Of The Rose

By: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awardsThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.

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Who Killed The Robins Family?

By: Thomas Chastain

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3-D Bomberman

3-D Bomberman

Platform: MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801 mkII, Sharp X1

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Crime and Punishment

Platform: C64, MS-DOS

Publisher: Mindscape

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H.E.R.O.

Platform: Atari 2600, Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, Sega SG-1000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Activision

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Injured Engine

Injured Engine

Platform: C64, Apple II

Genre: Puzzle, Simulation

Publisher: Imagic

Fun School

Platform: 1989-1994: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS 1995-1998: Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Database Publications (1984) Database Educational Software (1989) Europress Software (1992)

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