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Wednesday 23 May 1984

1984-05-23

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. 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 23 May 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Detroit Tigers win 16th straight road game, tying American League record.
  • Anderlecht wins 13th UEFA Cup at London, England.
  • Methane gas explosion at Abbeystead water treatment works in Lancashire, England kills 16 people.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Olympic Turmoil -- May 21, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8904
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley MacLaine -- May 14, 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 ?

Begin

Platform: DOS

Genre: Simulation

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Carriers at War

Platform: Apple II (vintage), Commodore 64 (vintage), DOS (I & II), Macintosh (I & II), Microsoft Windows (current)

Genre: simulation, strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

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Mikie

Mikie

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, SG-1000

Genre: Labyrinth/Maze

Publisher: Konami (Arcade), Imagine Software (Home Ports)

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Datamost

Gyrodine

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

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