Sunday July 01, 1984

US date format: 7/1/1984, UK date format: 1/7/1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 1, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Morgane Dubled and Gerri Richard. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Reflex by Duran Duran. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. The Hit, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Book Without A Name by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or Grobda.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard

Country: United States of America

Conan the Destroyer

Conan the Destroyer

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Wilt Chamberlain

Country: United States of America

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Country: United States of America

The Pope of Greenwich Village

The Pope of Greenwich Village

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • Baby closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Hum Log

Hum Log

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

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

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

Country: Australia

Komedijanti

Komedijanti

Mahô no yousei Persia

Mahô no yousei Persia

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Book Without A Name by Kit Williams

Book Without A Name

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The author hid the title of this allegory in a sealed box to be opened a year and a day from publication, though clues to the title are hidden in the

Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert

Heretics Of Dune

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With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.

Past Imperfect by Joan Collins

Past Imperfect

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Joan Collins is the internationally famous actress whose career has brought her to a new peak of stardom as Alexis Carrington Colby in "Dynasty" - a role which might have been

Possessions by Judith Michael

Possessions

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When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

Deep Six by Clive Cussler

Deep Six

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Originally published in 1984, Deep Six is now available in a new edition.A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

Ducks Ahoy!

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Apricot PC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Plus/4, CP/M, DOS, Epson QX-10, Kaypro II, Macintosh, Osborne 1, TI-99/4A, TRS-80,[2] Flash

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Kung-Fu Master

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Irem (JPN arcade) Data East USA (NA arcade) Nintendo (Worldwide NES)

Grobda

Platform: Arcade, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ, Sharp X1, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco


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