Wednesday February 01, 1984

US date format: 2/1/1984, UK date format: 1/2/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Lee Thompson Young and Abbi Jacobson. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Karma Chameleon by Culture Club. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Mashaal, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alas Smith & Jones. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ancient Art of War or The Death Trap.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations.
  • Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed February 3).
  • Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner.
  • Dr. John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
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Movies

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Mashaal

Mashaal

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri

Tricheurs

Tricheurs

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Starring: Jacques Dutronc, Bulle Ogier, Leandro Vale, Roger Sarbib

Unfaithfully Yours

Unfaithfully Yours

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Albert Brooks

Reckless

Reckless

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young

Crackers

Crackers

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn

TV Series

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Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

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Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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Directed by: Anthony Garner

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Interference

Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

While Reagan Slept by Art Buchwald

While Reagan Slept

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A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

Coroner by Thomas T. Noguchi with Joseph DiMona

Coroner

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Thomas Noguchi's career as a Coroner included the famous and infamous in Los Angeles

On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett

On Wings Of Eagles

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The #1 International Bestseller now in trade paperback—with 16 pages of photos.Number-one bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979,

The Story Of Henri Tod by William F. Buckley Jr

The Story Of Henri Tod

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CIA super-agent Blackford Oakes spies around Berlin, just before the Wall goes up--in the most somber, least witty or inventive of Buckley's Cold War thrillers thus far.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ancient Art of War

Ancient Art of War

Platform: Apple II, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Real-time strategy Real-time tactics

Publisher: Broderbund

The Death Trap

The Death Trap

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Fujitsu FM-7

Genre: Interactive fiction Visual novel Adventure game

Publisher: Square

Pac-Land

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

Ghouls

Ghouls

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform Game

Publisher: Micro Power

Kaiser

Kaiser

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Simulation strategy game

Publisher: Ariolasoft


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