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Sunday 5 August 1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Arredondo and Brandi Milloy. In that special week of August people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Learning with FuzzyWOMP or On-Court Tennis.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

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 5 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alex Arredondo: American combat death, Lance Corporal Arredondo was on his second tour of duty when he was fatally shot in the head by hostile fire in Najaf, Iraq on August 25, 2004.
  • Brandi Milloy: TV Show Host.
  • Helene Fischer: Pop Singer.
  • Steve Matai: New Zealand rugby player.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Lou Pinella day at Yankee Stadium.
  • Joan Benoit (US) wins first Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52).

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Books

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

Poland

By: James A. Michener

Like the heroic land that is its subject, James Michener's POLAND teems with vivid events and unforgettble characters. In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries, three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nation--in the ...

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Pet Sematary

By: Stephen King

Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to ...

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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

Book Club Edition of the popular 1983-84 "Guess whodunit" contest (does not include solution!)

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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

Conan: Hall of Volta

Conan: Hall of Volta

Platform: PC-88, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action[1]/platform

Publisher: Datasoft

Flightmare

Flightmare

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Platform, Action, Educational, Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.

On-Court Tennis

On-Court Tennis

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Traditional tennis simulation

Publisher: Activision


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