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Tuesday 8 May 1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Martin Compston. 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 The Danger by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Control. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Enchanted Scepters or Diamond Mine.
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What the sky looked like on 8 May 1984

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Movies

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

Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

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

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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

Country: United States

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Making the Grade

Directed by: Dorian Walker

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

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Country: United States

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The Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out of Control

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

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Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

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Auf einem langen Weg

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Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

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Joana

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1984 ?

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)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • Minn Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 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 Danger

By: Dick Francis

When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.

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Warday

By: Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. First Edition (stated), and First Printing, with full number line. "0484" on front jacket flap.

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Floodgate

By: Alistair MacLean

Reissue of the tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.AMSTERDAM AIRPORT HAS DISAPPEAREDBLACKMAILThe mass of water in its place is the

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Heretics Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Daredevil Dennis

Daredevil Dennis

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Visions

Enchanted Scepters

Enchanted Scepters

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Fantasia Diamond

Fantasia Diamond

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16/Plus/4

Genre: Maze

Publisher: MRM Software Blue Ribbon

Adventure Construction Set

Adventure Construction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Amiga

Genre: Adventure game, Game creation system

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Home videos

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

The Dead Zone

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Streets of Fire

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Firestarter

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The Last Starfighter

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Mickey's Christmas Carol

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