Wednesday July 04, 1984, US Independence Day

US date format: 7/4/1984, UK date format: 4/7/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 4, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jin Akanishi and Lui Calibre. In that special week of July 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. The Last Starfighter, directed by Nick Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Wired by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Emerald Isle or Daley Thompson's Decathlon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Country: United States of America

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Country: United States of America

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

Directed by: David Markey

Starring: Jennifer Schwartz, Hilary Rubens, Janet Housden, Kim Pilkington

Splatter University

Splatter University

Directed by: Richard W. Haines

Starring: Forbes Riley, Ric Randig, Dick Biel, Kathy LaCommare

The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 04, 1984?


Holidays

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)

Events

  • Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

They Came from Somewhere Else

They Came from Somewhere Else

Brothers

Brothers

Poor Little Rich Girls

Poor Little Rich Girls

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Wired by Bob Woodward

Wired

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Belushi The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure. Belushi The star who plummeted over the edge.

Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock

Balls

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Mint copies

Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories by Saul Bellow

Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories

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Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction from one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle

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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

The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches Of Eastwick

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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle Through Time

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software

Emerald Isle

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Elite

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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