Thursday July 12, 1984

US date format: 7/12/1984, UK date format: 12/7/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 12, 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 Natalie Martinez and Gareth Gates. In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bank Panic or Illusions.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
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Events

  • Geraldine Ferraro, New York becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
  • In San Francisco, the Democratic National Convention nominates Walter F. Mondale for U.S. President, and Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President.

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Movies

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Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Country: United States of America

The Party Animal

The Party Animal

Directed by: David Beaird

Starring: Matthew Causey, Timothy Carhart, Jerry Jones, Robin Harlan

Best Defense

Best Defense

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Country: United States of America

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Crime Inc.

Crime Inc.

Starring: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Lonelyheart Kid

The Lonelyheart Kid

Viento, madera y barro

Viento, madera y barro

Identitats

Identitats

Days to next July 12

If July 12, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 2 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey

The Gremlins Storybook

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When Billy forgets to follow specific instructions for care of his strange new pet, Gizmo, beastly gremlins pop up to wreak havoc on the town.

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.

The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum

The Aquitaine Progression

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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 .

Past Imperfect by Joan Collins

Past Imperfect

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Joan Collins is the internationally famous actress whose career has brought her to a new peak of stardom as Alexis Carrington Colby in "Dynasty" - a role which might have been

Possessions by Judith Michael

Possessions

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When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Platform: Arcade Game

Publisher: Atari

Avalon The 3D Adventure Movie

Avalon The 3D Adventure Movie

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Battle Through Time

Battle Through Time

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Bank Panic

Bank Panic

Platform: Arcade Game, SG-1000, MSX (ported by Pony Canyon), Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum as West Bank, 1991 Atari XL/XE in Poland as Bang Bank! by Mirage and Our Soft

Genre: Retro/shooter, Western

Publisher: Sega

Illusions

Illusions

Platform: ColecoVision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Coleco


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