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Friday 24 February 1984

1984-02-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Repo Man, directed by Alex Cox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Pet Sematary by Stephen King 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 ?

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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Footloose

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow

Country: United States

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Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern

Country: United States

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Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

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 24 February 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Iraq resumes air attack on Iran.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Yuri Andropov -- Feb. 20, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8891
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Seabrook Nuclear Plant -- Feb. 13, 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 ?

Brain Strainers

Platform: ColecoVision,[1] Coleco Adam

Genre: Music

Publisher: Coleco

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Colossus Chess

Colossus Chess

Platform: Acorn Electron,[1] Amiga,[2] Amstrad CPC,[3] Amstrad PCW,[4] Apple II,[4] Atari 8-bit,[5] Atari ST,[6] BBC Micro,[7] Commodore 64,[8][9] Commodore Plus/4,[10][11] Enterprise 64 & 128,[12] IBM PC,[13]

Genre: Chess

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems English Software

Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC BBC Model B (text only)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mosaic Publishing

Tetris

Platform: Acorn Electron; Amiga; Amstrad CPC; Amstrad PCW; Apple II; Apple IIgs; Atari ST; Arcade; BBC Micro; CD-i; Commodore VIC-20; Commodore 64; FM-7; Game Boy; Game Boy Color; Mac OS; MSX; NES; PC-8801; PC-

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: EU Infogrames; EU Infogrames; EU Mirrorsoft (Home Computers); EU Mirrorsoft (Home Computers); EU/NA Nintendo (NES); EU/NA Nintendo (NES); EU/NA Philips; EU/NA Philips; NA AcademySoft (MS-DOS); NA Acad

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