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Monday 1 October 1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mónica Spear and Clémence Castel. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Let's Go Crazy by Prince. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opzoek naar Yolanda. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hercules or Gust Buster.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ninja III: The Domination

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett

Country: United States

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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

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 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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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Opzoek naar Yolanda

Starring: Kenneth Herdigein, Cees Schouwenaar, Truus Dekker, Dick van den Toorn

Country: Netherlands

Hokuto no Ken

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Country: Japan

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The Maestro's Company

Starring: Justine Clarke, Adam Willits

Country: Australia

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Berliner Weiße mit Schuß

Starring: Günter Pfitzmann

Almost Live!

Starring: Tracey Conway, Pat Cashman, Nancy Guppy, Steve Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1984 ?

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Walter Alston: American baseball player and manager (Born 1911).
  • Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball.
  • Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after two-year hiatus.

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Sport Games on 1 October 1984

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 17 - 38
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Full Circle

By: Danielle Steel

The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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The Aquitaine Progression

By: Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals .

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Carriers at War

Platform: Apple II (vintage), Commodore 64 (vintage), DOS (I & II), Macintosh (I & II), Microsoft Windows (current)

Genre: simulation, strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

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Comic Bakery

Comic Bakery

Platform: MSX, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami Imagine Software (C64)


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

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Interdisc, Alpha Omega, The Power House

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Cosmic Cruiser

Cosmic Cruiser

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

Gust Buster

Gust Buster

Platform: ColecoVision, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sunrise Software inc.

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