Saturday May 05, 1984

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Clifford Owusu and Wade MacNeil. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gust Buster or Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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Events

  • 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4.
  • The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
  • Denis Lortie kills 3 government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.

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Movies

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Country: United States of America

The Natural

The Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

Another Country

Another Country

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Fort Saganne

Fort Saganne

Directed by: Alain Corneau

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau

The Bounty

The Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

The Get Along Gang

The Get Along Gang

Partido Alto

Partido Alto

Days to next May 05

If May 05, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.
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Books

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The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman

The March Of Folly

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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.

The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum

The Aquitaine Progression

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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 .

Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley

Lord Of The Dance

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Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker

Unto This Hour

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This novel recounts five days in Virginia in August 1862, when an outnumbered Confederate Army delivered a smashing blow to Union forces.

Night Sky by Clare Francis

Night Sky

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In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gust Buster

Gust Buster

Platform: ColecoVision, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sunrise Software inc.

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

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

Genre: Stealth game

Publisher: Muse Software

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure, survival horror

Publisher: Palace Software

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!

Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, PC Booter

Genre: Action

Publisher: Parker Brothers, Sega

Impossible Mission

Impossible Mission

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, PS2, PSP, NES, Nintendo DS, Oric Atmos

Genre: Platform/Adventure/Action

Publisher: Epyx


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