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Wednesday 16 May 1984

1984-05-16

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum 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 ?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

Country: United States

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The Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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The Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier

Country: United States

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Sixteen Candles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry

Country: United States

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The Toxic Avenger

Directed by: Michael Herz

Starring: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Prichard

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Starring: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Country: United Kingdom

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Irwin Shaw: American writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at age 71 (born 1913).
  • Andy Kaufman: American actor who performed his off-beat, highly original, stand-up comedy and impressionist routine on TV, in clubs and concerts.
Facts:
  • Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mackay pays US$218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Minnesota Twins in Minnesota; Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game.
  • Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley MacLaine -- May 14, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8902
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jesse Jackson -- May 7, 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 ?

Cybertron Mission

Cybertron Mission

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Micro Power

Draconian

Draconian

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

Publisher: Tom Mix Software

Enchanted Scepters

Enchanted Scepters

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Knight Lore

Knight Lore

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Famicom Disk System

Genre: Action-adventure, isometric platformer

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

Loco

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Alligata

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