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Friday 11 May 1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrés Iniesta and Gerald Clayton. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Illusions or 50 Mission Crush.
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 Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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Sixteen Candles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry

Country: United States

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The Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier

Country: United States

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The Toxic Avenger

Directed by: Michael Herz

Starring: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Prichard

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Kimberly Beck

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Starring: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Teresa de Jesús

Starring: Concha Velasco, María Massip, Antonio Canal, Alicia Sánchez

Country: Spain

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Zlatniyat vek

Starring: Marius Donkin, Rumyan Lazov, Kiril Yanev, Vassil Mihajlov

Country: Bulgaria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1984 ?

  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
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  • Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
  • Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
  • Johan Cruijff quits soccer.
  • Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure burns down, killing eight.

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Life magazine


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


By: Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock

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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 Danger

By: Dick Francis

When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.

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By: Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: ColecoVision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Coleco

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50 Mission Crush

50 Mission Crush

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.


Platform: DOS

Genre: Simulation

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Brain Strainers

Platform: ColecoVision,[1] Coleco Adam

Genre: Music

Publisher: Coleco

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Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Datasoft

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