Saturday December 01, 1984

US date format: 12/1/1984, UK date format: 1/12/1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 1, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Gibb and Charles Michael Davis. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Dune, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Close Encounters by Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pogo 1104. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hercules or Gift from the Gods.
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Dune

Dune

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Country: United States of America

The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Country: United States of America

City Heat

City Heat

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn

Nomad Riders

Nomad Riders

Directed by: Frank Roach

Starring: Tony Laschi, Wayne Chema, Richard Kluck, Ron Gregg

Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Country: United States of America

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Events

  • Greg Page knocks out Gerrie Coetzee in 8 rounds for WBA heavyweight boxing title.

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TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

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Books

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Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Close Encounters by Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates

Close Encounters

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Mike Wallace. His very name conjures up a certain kind of journalism -- smart, informed, intense, and groundbreaking. Who else has wrangled sit-downs with his roster of world leaders and criminals,

Ride A Pale Horse by Helen MacInnes

Ride A Pale Horse

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When journalist Karen Cornell is invited to a peace conference in Prague, she only goes on the understanding that she will be granted a valuable interview.

Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns

Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

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The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gift from the Gods

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ocean

Pac-Land

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, iOS Devices, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP Namco (original); NA Bally Midway (original); NA Atari; NA NEC; EU Grandslam Entertainment; EU Quicksilva

Hercules

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Interdisc, Alpha Omega, The Power House

Champion Boxing

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000,[1] MSX

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Sega

Jenny of the Prairie

Platform: Apple IIe

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


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