Monday October 08, 1984

US date format: 10/8/1984, UK date format: 8/10/1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Josephine de La Baume and Domenik Hixon. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Body Double, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Crescent City by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Luke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Castles of Dr. Creep or Full Throttle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

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Movies

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Body Double

Body Double

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

Country: United States of America

The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge

Directed by: John Byrum

Starring: Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Denholm Elliott, Catherine Hicks

Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt

The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey

Thief of Hearts

Thief of Hearts

Directed by: Douglas Day Stewart

Starring: Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso

Sport Games on October 08, 1984

Sport Games on October 08, 1984


NFL

American Football
  • San Francisco 49ers - New York Giants : 31 - 10
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TV Series

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Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Big Deal

Big Deal

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 11 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 19 days.
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Books

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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.

The Outsider by Howard Fast

The Outsider

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Houghton-Mifflin, 1984, Very good., Text clean. Very good in mended dust jacket. Former owner's name on flyleaf. First printing. [Fiction] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

The Rest Of Us by Stephen Birmingham

The Rest Of Us

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THE REST OF US is the third panel of Stephen Birmingham's Jewish triptych (OUR CROWD and THE GRANDEES)--the story of Eastern European Jews who, between 1882 and 1915, thronged into New

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

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

Genre: Stealth game

Publisher: Muse Software

The Castles of Dr. Creep

The Castles of Dr. Creep

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform/Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Grand Prix Manager

Grand Prix Manager

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Management simulation

Publisher: Silicon Joy

Ghouls

Ghouls

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform Game

Publisher: Micro Power

Full Throttle

Full Throttle

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum and MSX

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Micromega


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