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Thursday 12 January 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrew Chan and Oribe Peralta. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Living Planet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bird Mother or Kokotoni Wilf.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1984 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1984?

  • Time: Pope John Paul II pardoning gunman Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to assassinate him, from L'Osservatore
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8884
  • Time: Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov


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

Blue Highways

By: William Least Heat Moon

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

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Late Night Thoughts On Listening To Mahler'S Ninth Symphony

By: Lewis Thomas

This magnificent collection of essays by scientist and National Book Award-winning writer Lewis Thomas remains startlingly relevant for today's world. Luminous, witty, and provocative, the essays address such topics as "The

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The Wicked Day

By: Mary Stewart

Born of an incestuous relationship between King Arthur and his half sister, the evil sorceress Morgause, the bastard Mordred is reared in secrecy.

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The Neverending Story

By: Michael Ende

Bastian embarks on a wild adventure when he enters the magical world of Fantastica, a doomed land filled with dragons, giants, and monsters, and risks his life to save Fantastica by

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bird Mother

Bird Mother

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Creative Sparks


Platform: Atari 2600, Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, Sega SG-1000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Activision

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The Evil Dead

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure, survival horror

Publisher: Palace Software

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Kokotoni Wilf

Kokotoni Wilf

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, Platform game

Publisher: Elite Systems

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Learning with FuzzyWOMP

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Platform, Action, Educational, Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.

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