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Thursday 16 August 1984

1984-08-16

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. 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.
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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 16 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • NASA launches Ampte.
  • Largest harness racing purse (US$2,161,000 - Nihilator wins US$1,080,500).
  • John De Lorean is acquitted of all eight charges of possessing and distributing cocaine.
  • John De Lorean is acquitted of all 8 charges of possessing and distributing cocaine.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: U.S. Olympic track star Carl Lewis. Insets: U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton by James Drake (2) and John
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8917
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mexico City -- Aug. 6, 1984

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 ?

Amazon

Platform: Apple II; Atari ST; Commodore 64; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction graphic adventure

Publisher: Telarium

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The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Champion Boxing

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000,[1] MSX

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Sega

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Electrician

Platform: Atari 8-bit family Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Synapse Software Kemco

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Elite

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein, IBM PC compatible, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Acornsoft (Acorn/BBC) Firebird (ports) Imagineer

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