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Wednesday 11 April 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Monica May and Nicolas Karabatic. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Footloose by Kenny Loggins. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mr. Palfrey of Westminster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Champion Boxing or Bridge-It.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Living Planet

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Robin Hood

Written by: Richard Carpenter

Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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PicturePages

Starring: Bill Cosby

Country: United States

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The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Kimberly Beck

Country: United States

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Romancing the Stone

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Country: United States

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Police Academy

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall

Country: United States

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Splash

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy

Country: United States

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Children of the Corn

Directed by: Fritz Kiersch

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 April 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
  • The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
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Facts:
  • Challenger Astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
  • USSR party leader Chernenko elected President
  • Chinese troops invade Vietnam.
  • General Secretary Konstantin U Chernenko named President of Soviet Union.
  • Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1984?

  • Time: Inset: Alexander Haig by Roddey E. Mims
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8898
  • Time: Drawing the Line in Central America

Books

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

Heretics Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.

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The Journeyer

By: Gary Jennings

Legendary trader and explorer Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies.

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The March Of Folly

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

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The Butter Battle Book

By: Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beaky and the Egg Snatchers

Beaky and the Egg Snatchers

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Fantasy Software

Boulder Dash

Platform: Arcade (Max-A-Flex), Atari 8-bit computers, Apple II, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, NES, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, PC, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, iOS, Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Arcade

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Champion Boxing

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000,[1] MSX

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Sega

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Fun School

Platform: 1989-1994: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS 1995-1998: Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Database Publications (1984) Database Educational Software (1989) Europress Software (1992)

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Bridge-It

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

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