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), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Clu Clu Land or Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin.
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Historical Events

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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.
  • 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (quarterback).
  • Controlled Impact Demonstration: NASA crashes remote controlled Boeing 720.

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Movies

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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

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

Days to next December 01

If December 01, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 5 days.
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Books

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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,

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

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.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Clu Clu Land

Clu Clu Land

Platform: NES, Famicom Disk System, Sharp Zaurus, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube (Animal Crossing game), Virtual Console

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Hercules

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

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Archon II: Adept

Archon II: Adept

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy/action

Publisher: Electronic Arts

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx

Platform: Game Boy Color, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, SG-1000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Bullet-Proof Software


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