Tuesday May 08, 1984

US date format: 5/8/1984, UK date format: 8/5/1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 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 Martin Compston and Cambridge (United Kingdom). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Descent From Xanadu by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing On-Court Tennis or Hogan's Alley.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
  • The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
  • Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed.
  • Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. Rene Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.

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Movies

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Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Country: United States of America

Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

Country: United States of America

Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Directed by: Dorian Walker

Starring: Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz

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

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

Sien Jy Nou!

Sien Jy Nou!

Murder Not Proven?

Murder Not Proven?

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 4 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Descent From Xanadu by Harold Robbins

Descent From Xanadu

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“Robbins brought four-letter words and kinky sex out of the dirty bookstore and onto the bedside table of mainstream America.” —USA Today Ruthless, unscrupulous, devastatingly handsome, and insatiable Judd Crane, the richest

Caveat by Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat

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Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert

Heretics Of Dune

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With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.

Past Imperfect by Joan Collins

Past Imperfect

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Joan Collins is the internationally famous actress whose career has brought her to a new peak of stardom as Alexis Carrington Colby in "Dynasty" - a role which might have been

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Platform: Arcade Game

Publisher: Atari

Ancient Art of War

Ancient Art of War

Platform: Apple II, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Real-time strategy Real-time tactics

Publisher: Broderbund

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Platform: ColecoVision, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Coleco Industries, Inc.

On-Court Tennis

On-Court Tennis

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Traditional tennis simulation

Publisher: Activision

Hogan's Alley

Hogan's Alley

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Retro/Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo


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