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Friday 10 August 1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Baltimore (Maryland) and Mokomichi Hayami. 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. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Full Circle by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fantasia Diamond or Kentilla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

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

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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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rock 'N' America

Starring: Rick Ducommun, Russ Parr, Joe Simon, Frazer Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1984 ?

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

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

Full Circle

By: Danielle Steel

The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

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By: Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock

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By: Bob Woodward

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

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The Aquitaine Progression

By: Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals .

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fantasia Diamond

Fantasia Diamond

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Anter Planter

Anter Planter

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Romik Software


Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Micromega

Oh Mummy

Oh Mummy

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

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Amsoft

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