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Thursday 5 January 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amanda Hearst and Derrick Atkins. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 45 Fieber - Die Vier aus der Zwischenzeit. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ben Bero Beh or Millionaire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

45 Fieber - Die Vier aus der Zwischenzeit

Starring: Claudia Balko, Alexander Hauff


Starring: Bill Cosby

Country: United States

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The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Alive from Off Center

Starring: Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Spalding Gray, Ann Magnuson

Country: United States

Grimm's Fairy Tales and Storybook Series

Starring: Hayley Mills

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 January 1984 ?

  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
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  • Adrian Dantly (Utah Jazz), ties NBA record of 28 free throws.

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

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

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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While Reagan Slept

By: Art Buchwald

A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

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Winter'S Tale

By: Mark Helprin

Now a major motion picture New York Times bestseller "Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere

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Tough Times Never Last

By: Robert H. Schuller

Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ben Bero Beh

Ben Bero Beh

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito

Comic Bakery

Comic Bakery

Platform: MSX, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami Imagine Software (C64)


Platform: ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Break Dance Breakdance

Break Dance Breakdance

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: NA Epyx; EU Epyx



Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Dragon 32, MSX, Oric Atmos, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Haresoft

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