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Thursday 8 November 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nayantara and Yoko Mitsuya. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) by Billy Ocean. In UK I Feel For You by Chaka Khan was in the top 5 hits. A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 7 Up. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blade the Warrior or Gust Buster.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

Country: United States

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The Killing Fields

Directed by: Roland Joff

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich

Country: United States

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Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Blood Simple.

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Opzoek naar Yolanda

Starring: Kenneth Herdigein, Cees Schouwenaar, Truus Dekker, Dick van den Toorn

Country: Netherlands

Hokuto no Ken

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 November 1984 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Anna Fisher becomes 1st mom to go into orbit
  • STS 51-A mission launched. Anna Fisher becomes the first "mom" to go into orbit.

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

The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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Strong Medicine

By: Arthur Hailey

Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blade the Warrior

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Cable Software

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Gust Buster

Gust Buster

Platform: ColecoVision, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sunrise Software inc.

Bomb Jack

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tehkan

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Duck Hunt

Platform: NES, Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Light gun shooter, Sports

Publisher: Nintendo

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Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Datamost

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