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Wednesday 17 October 1984

1984-10-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blood Simple.

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Ninja III: The Domination

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett

Country: United States

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Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Big Deal

Written by: Geoff McQueen

Starring: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Country: United Kingdom

Almost Live!

Starring: Tracey Conway, Pat Cashman, Nancy Guppy, Steve Wilson

Country: United States

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Jeopardy!

Written by: Merv Griffin

Starring: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

Country: United States

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Bird of Prey 2

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jan Holden, Lee Montague

Country: United Kingdom

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Crackdown on the Mafia -- Oct. 15, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8927
  • Time: U.S. Supreme Court (clockwise fr. top L): Justices John P. Stevens, Lewis Powell, William H. Rehnqui

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 ?

Acrobatic Dog-Fight Dog-Fight

Acrobatic Dog-Fight Dog-Fight

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Technos

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

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Dynamic Ski

Dynamic Ski

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taiyo System/Nichibutsu

Gemstone Warrior

Gemstone Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Macintosh

Genre: Action Adventure Game

Publisher: SSI

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Platform, Action, Educational, Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.


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