Thursday November 08, 1984

US date format: 11/8/1984, UK date format: 8/11/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 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. Night of the Comet, directed by Thom Eberhardt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Role Of Honor by John Gardner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pogo 1104. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin or Agent USA.
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Historical Events

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  • 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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Movies

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Night of the Comet

Night of the Comet

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Country: United States of America

Missing in Action

Missing in Action

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

Country: United States of America

Special Effects

Special Effects

Directed by: Larry Cohen

Starring: Zoë Lund, Eric Bogosian, Brad Rijn, Kevin O'Connor

A Private Function

A Private Function

Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray

Starring: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Trancers

Trancers

Directed by: Charles Band

Starring: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Days to next November 08

If November 08, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Role Of Honor by John Gardner

Role Of Honor

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Role of Honor

Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark

Stillwatch

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I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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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 …

Moses The Kitten by James Herriot

Moses The Kitten

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A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

Crescent City by Belva Plain

Crescent City

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She was the exquisite daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant. From a charmed girlhood in opulent New Orleans, she would be swept into the cataclysm of the Civil War.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platform/action

Publisher: JP Taito; JP Jaleco (FC); JP HAMSTER(VC, PS4 )

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Agent USA

Agent USA

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Strategy

Publisher: Scholastic

Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Crystal Computing

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Platform: Amstrad CPC Apple II ColecoVision Commodore 64 DOS MSX NEC PC-9801 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Accolade (USA) Coleco Industries (ColecoVision)


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