Thursday July 05, 1984

US date format: 7/5/1984, UK date format: 5/7/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 5, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Danay Garcia 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 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 Learning with FuzzyWOMP or 1942.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
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Events

  • 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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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

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

Weekend Playhouse

Weekend Playhouse

Days to next July 05

If July 05, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 2 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 9 days.
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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

By:

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?

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Platform, Action, Educational, Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.

The Great Space Race

The Great Space Race

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Legend

3-D Bomberman

3-D Bomberman

Platform: MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801 mkII, Sharp X1

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM

1942

1942

Platform: Arcade, Virtual Console, Famicom, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Windows Mobile Professional, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, PSP

Genre: Arcade, scrolling shooter


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