Wednesday December 05, 1984

US date format: 12/5/1984, UK date format: 5/12/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 5, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lauren London and Lauren London. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Starman, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Ride A Pale Horse by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pogo 1104. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frak! or Gemstone Warrior.
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Movies

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Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States of America

Mass Appeal

Directed by: Glenn Jordan

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Zeljko Ivanek, Charles Durning, Louise Latham

Runaway

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley

Dune

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Country: United States of America

The Cotton Club

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 05, 1984?


    Holidays

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • See more

    Events

  • French colonies kill ten Kanaken in New Caledonia.

    Famous Deaths

  • Adam Malik: Third Vice President of Indonesia (Born...

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Ride A Pale Horse

By: Helen MacInnes

When journalist Karen Cornell is invited to a peace conference in Prague, she only goes on the understanding that she will be granted a valuable interview.

Love And War

By: John Jakes

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced …

Miss Manners' Guide To Rearing Perfect Children

By: Judith Martin

Book by Martin, Judith

Lincoln

By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Stillwatch

By: Mary Higgins Clark

I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Cruiser

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

Frak!

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Aardvark (BBC / Electron) Statesoft (C64)

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Datamost

Gemstone Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Macintosh

Genre: Action Adventure Game

Publisher: SSI

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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