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Saturday 8 September 1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vitaly Petrov and Bobby Parnell. In that special week of September people in US were listening to What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while A Very Private Eye by Barbara Pym was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeopardy!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donald Duck's Playground or Diamond Mine.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Ninja III: The Domination

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett

Country: United States

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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Country: United States

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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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Written by: Merv Griffin

Starring: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

Country: United States

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Bird of Prey 2

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jan Holden, Lee Montague

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 September 1984 ?

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  • 98th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (46 64 64)
  • Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41G mission

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8921
  • Time: VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro. Inset: Pres. Ronald Reagan & VP George H. W. Bush by Dirck Halst
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8920


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

A Very Private Eye

By: Barbara Pym

Like new First Edition, First Printing (stated and full number line), Dutton 1984; a small manufacturer's crease to the front flap - GIFT QUALITY.

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One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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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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Good Morning, Merry Sunshine

By: Bob Greene

A father's journal of his child's first year.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MS-DOS

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Music Construction Set

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 400/800, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS (PC booter)

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Ben Bero Beh

Ben Bero Beh

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito

Diamond Mine

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

Genre: Maze

Publisher: MRM Software Blue Ribbon

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Oh Mummy

Oh Mummy

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Tatung Einstein, iPhone OS

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Amsoft

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