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Wednesday August 8, 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kirk Broadfoot and François Giard. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Sam's Son, directed by Michael Landon, 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 Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Learning with FuzzyWOMP or Anter Planter.
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What the sky looked like on 8 August 1984

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sam's Son

Directed by: Michael Landon

Starring: Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd

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Dreamscape

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

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The Woman in Red

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna

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Sheena

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

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The Company of Wolves

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

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Call to Glory

Lyudi i delfiny

Comedy Zone

Alles aus Liebe

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Rink closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • Carl Lewis wins his third (200m) gold medal in the Summer Olympics.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 08, 1984 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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 Gremlins Storybook

By: Mary Carey

When Billy forgets to follow specific instructions for care of his strange new pet, Gizmo, beastly gremlins pop up to wreak havoc on the town.

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Lincoln

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 Walking Drum

By: Louis L'Amour

Louis L’Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier—the

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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.

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

Bird Mother

Bird Mother

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

On-Court Tennis

On-Court Tennis

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Traditional tennis simulation

Publisher: Activision

Anter Planter

Anter Planter

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Romik Software

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Dreamscape

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Octopussy

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Son of Flubber

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Streets of Fire

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Trading Places

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