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Tuesday 2 October 1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marion Bartoli and Peter Birney. 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 Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Opzoek naar Yolanda. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lode Runner or Kentilla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1984 or at October 02 across the years.

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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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Movies

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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Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

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

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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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marion Bartoli: French tennis player, she lost the 2007 Wimbledon final won by Venus Williams(after defeating Hénin in the semi-final).
  • Peter Birney: American noted family, the first born twin and son of Meredith Baxter and David Birney.
  • Mollie Birney: American noted family, the second twin and daughter of Meredith Baxter and David Birney.
  • John Morris: Movie Actor.
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Facts:
  • 3 Cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
  • In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
  • Richard Miller becomes first (former) FBI agent charged with espionage.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1984?

  • Life: Doonesbury
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrei A. Gromyko -- Oct. 1, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8925

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine

By: Bob Greene

A father's journal of his child's first year.

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The Rest Of Us

By: Stephen Birmingham

In the last of Stephen Birmingham's historical trilogy, he spotlights the successes of Eastern European Jews, from Samuel Goldwyn to Helena Rubinstein and Irving Berlin, and what each individual brought to

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Close Encounters

By: Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates

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,

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The Outsider

By: Howard Fast

Houghton-Mifflin, 1984, Very good., Text clean. Very good in mended dust jacket. Former owner's name on flyleaf. First printing. [Fiction] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lode Runner

Platform: original versions: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, PC booter Later ports: Sega SG-1000, Правец 82/8М, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari ST, PC Engine, XBLA, Windows, iPod, Macintosh,

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund (US) Ariolasoft

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Gyrodine

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Bozo's Night Out

Bozo's Night Out

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Taskset Ltd.

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, PC Booter

Genre: Action

Publisher: Parker Brothers, Sega

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Kentilla

Kentilla

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Micromega


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