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Tuesday 17 April 1984

1984-04-17

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, directed by Joseph Zito, 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 months ?

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Kimberly Beck

Country: United States

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Romancing the Stone

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Libyan embassy demonstration, 1 shot dead

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Walter Mondale, by Diana Walker.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8899
  • Time: Inset: Alexander Haig by Roddey E. Mims

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 ?

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

Dough Boy

Platform: Commodore 64 Family Computer

Genre: Action

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The Great Space Race

The Great Space Race

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Legend

Impossible Mission

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, PS2, PSP, NES, Nintendo DS, Oric Atmos

Genre: Platform/Adventure/Action

Publisher: Epyx

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Ninja Hayate

Platform: Arcade, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Action game, interactive movie

Publisher: Taito (arcade version) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Sega CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions)

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