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Thursday 5 July 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marion Trott and Paul Keegan. 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 Gods Must Be Crazy, directed by Jamie Uys, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Set Willy or Encounter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Movies

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

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Directed by: Jamie Uys

Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo

Country: United States

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Conan the Destroyer

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Top Secret!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing

Country: United States

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Gremlins

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 05 July
Facts:
  • Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old exclusionary rule-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
  • US Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Erma Bombeck -- July 2, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8910
  • Life: Dad With Quints

Books

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

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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The March Of Folly

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

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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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Balls

By: Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

River Patrol

River Patrol

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Kestern (Arcade) Tigervision (2600)

Jet Set Willy

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Dragon 32, Atari 8-bit family, MSX, Amstrad CPC, MTX, TI-99/4A

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Software Projects Tynesoft (Atari 8-bit)

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Encounter

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Synapse Software, Novagen Software

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Clu Clu Land

Platform: NES, Famicom Disk System, Sharp Zaurus, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube (Animal Crossing game), Virtual Console

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

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Conan: Hall of Volta

Conan: Hall of Volta

Platform: PC-88, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action[1]/platform

Publisher: Datasoft


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