Friday August 10, 1984

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

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 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 Mokomichi Hayami and Baltimore (Maryland). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Sam's Son, directed by Michael Landon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ChipWits or The Biz.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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Events

  • Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run.

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Movies

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Sam's Son

Sam's Son

Directed by: Michael Landon

Starring: Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd

Dreamscape

Dreamscape

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

The Woman in Red

The Woman in Red

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna

Sheena

Sheena

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

Red Dawn

Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Call to Glory

Call to Glory

Lyudi i delfiny

Lyudi i delfiny

Comedy Zone

Comedy Zone

Our Backyard

Our Backyard

Days to next August 10

If August 10, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 1 month, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer

First Among Equals

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Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon

D.V. by George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

D.V.

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Diana Vreeland’s best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous

Machine Dreams by Jayne Anne Phillips

Machine Dreams

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In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history.

First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter

First Lady From Plains

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"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics .

Wired by Bob Woodward

Wired

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Belushi The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure. Belushi The star who plummeted over the edge.

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

ChipWits

ChipWits

Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

The Biz

The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

Do! Run Run

Do! Run Run

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze / Platform

Publisher: Taito

Colossus Chess

Colossus Chess

Platform: Acorn Electron,[1] Amiga,[2] Amstrad CPC,[3] Amstrad PCW,[4] Apple II,[4] Atari 8-bit,[5] Atari ST,[6] BBC Micro,[7] Commodore 64,[8][9] Commodore Plus/4,[10][11] Enterprise 64 & 128,[12] IBM PC,[13]

Genre: Chess

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems English Software


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