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Thursday 30 August 1984

1984-08-30

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer 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 ?

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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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Bird of Prey 2

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

Country: United Kingdom

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) - Discovery 1 - launched (6 days).
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • ''STS-41-D'': The Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' takes off on its maiden voyage.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan & Bush -- Aug. 27, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8919
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sears and Cheryl Tiegs -- Aug. 20, 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 ?

Alien

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy, adventure

Publisher: Argus Press Software

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Fruity Frank

Fruity Frank

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX

Publisher: Kuma Computers

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. Kougar

Mr. Kougar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic

Fun School

Platform: 1989-1994: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS 1995-1998: Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Database Publications (1984) Database Educational Software (1989) Europress Software (1992)

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