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Friday 16 March 1984

1984-03-16

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Police Academy, directed by Hugh Wilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Police Academy

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall

Country: United States

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Splash

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy

Country: United States

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Children of the Corn

Directed by: Fritz Kiersch

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong

Country: United States

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Repo Man

Directed by: Alex Cox

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter

Country: United States

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This Is Spinal Tap

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Living Planet

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

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Robin Hood

Written by: Richard Carpenter

Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom

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Grimm's Fairy Tales and Storybook Series

Starring: Hayley Mills

Country: United States

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Alive from Off Center

Starring: Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Spalding Gray, Ann Magnuson

Country: United States

The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Facts:
  • Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
  • South-Africa and Mozambique sign non attack treaty
  • Islamic Jihad gunmen kidnap William Buckley, US Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Beirut, Lebanon (later dies in captivity).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Gary Hart, Walter Mondale & John Glenn
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8894
  • Time: That Monster Deficit, America's Economic Black Hole' with presidential adviser Martin Feldstein. Pho

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 ?

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

ChipWits

ChipWits

Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

The Dam Busters

Platform: Amstrad CPC Apple II ColecoVision Commodore 64 DOS MSX NEC PC-9801 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Accolade (USA) Coleco Industries (ColecoVision)

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Draconian

Draconian

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer (32Kb ECB)

Publisher: Tom Mix Software

Hyper Sports

Platform: Arcade (original) Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, SG-1000

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

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