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Thursday 6 September 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Luc Abalo and Cameron Boyd. In that special week of September people in US were listening to What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeopardy!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pac-Land or Emerald Isle.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Country: United States

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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Merv Griffin

Starring: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

Country: United States

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Bird of Prey 2

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jan Holden, Lee Montague

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 September 1984 ?

  • United States - National Stillbirth Remembrance Day in 39 states
  • RC Saints - a Saint Bega or Bee of Cumbria and a Sankt Mang of Fnssen
  • Bulgaria - Unification Day
  • Canada - Stillbirth Remembrance Day in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario
  • Pakistan - Defence Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ernest Tubb: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984).
  • E J Andre: Actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74.
  • Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow

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Sport Games on 6 September 1984

American Football
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - New York Jets : 23 - 17
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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8921
  • Time: VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro. Inset: Pres. Ronald Reagan & VP George H. W. Bush by Dirck Halst
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8920


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


By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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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 Butter Battle Book

By: Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy ...

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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New York City

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, iOS Devices, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP Namco (original); NA Bally Midway (original); NA Atari; NA NEC; EU Grandslam Entertainment; EU Quicksilva

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Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

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