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). 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 The Lords of Midnight or Oh Mummy.
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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

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Country: United States of America

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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.

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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

Magazine Covers

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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

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The Lords of Midnight

Platform: ZX Spectrum; Commodore 64; Amstrad CPC; DOS; iOS; Android; OS X; Microsoft Windows; BlackBerry OS; Windows Phone

Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software (ZXS); Mindscape (C64); Amsoft (CPC); Domark Software (DOS)

Avalon The 3D Adventure Movie

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

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

Genre: Stealth game

Publisher: Muse Software

Oh Mummy

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Tatung Einstein, iPhone OS

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Amsoft

Bridge-It

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft


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