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Friday 3 August 1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Lochte and Kyle Schmid. In that special week of August people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, 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 Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gyrodine or ChipWits.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

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

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

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

Country: Australia

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rock 'N' America

Starring: Rick Ducommun, Russ Parr, Joe Simon, Frazer Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 August 1984 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
  • Niger - Independence Day
  • St. Walthen
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  • 365.7 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed

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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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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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First Among Equals

By: Jeffrey Archer

Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon

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In God'S Name

By: David A. Yallop

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooting gallery, Western

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower


Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein, IBM PC compatible, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Acornsoft (Acorn/BBC) Firebird (ports) Imagineer

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Marble Madness

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platform/Racing

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