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Saturday 8 December 1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sam Hunt and Badr Hari. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Inspektor Vinko. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bozo's Night Out or Acrobatic Dog-Fight Dog-Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

Country: United States

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The Cotton Club

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Inspektor Vinko

Starring: Ivica Vidovic, Zoja Odak, Mario Vuk, Marija Kohn


Written by: Sy Rosen

Starring: Ronny Cox, Richard Sanders, Amy Locane, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

The Box of Delights

Starring: Devin Stanfield, Robert Stephens, Geoffrey Larder, Jonathan Stephens

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Big Deal

Written by: Geoff McQueen

Starring: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1984 ?

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Robert Jay Mathews: White Nationalist (Born 1953).
  • Luther Adler: American actor (Dr Bernard Altman - The Psychiatrist), dies at age 81 (born 1903).
  • Razzle : English musician and drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (Born 1960).
  • Ringo appears on Saturday Night Live
  • 73rd Australian Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2).

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Sport Games on 8 December 1984

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 17 - 21
  • Minnesota Vikings - San Francisco 49ers : 7 - 51
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1984?

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

Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

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Pieces Of My Mind

By: Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

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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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Miss Manners' Guide To Rearing Perfect Children

By: Judith Martin

Book by Martin, Judith

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bozo's Night Out

Bozo's Night Out

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Taskset Ltd.

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software

Acrobatic Dog-Fight Dog-Fight

Acrobatic Dog-Fight Dog-Fight

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Technos

Kokotoni Wilf

Kokotoni Wilf

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Micro League Baseball

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

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Micro League Multimedia Inc.

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