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Saturday 12 May 1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tommaso Reato . 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 Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elite or Loco.
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 ?

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

Movies

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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The Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier

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 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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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Facts:
  • Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-D
  • White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
  • South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for first time in 22 years.
  • World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Joe Lucius scores his 13th hole-in-one on the same hole.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jesse Jackson -- May 7, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8903
  • Life: The History Of Cocaine

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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Mafia Princess

By: Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner

Mafia Princess

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Past Imperfect

By: Joan Collins

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

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First Lady From Plains

By: Rosalynn Carter

"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics .

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Break Dance Breakdance

Break Dance Breakdance

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: NA Epyx; EU Epyx

Elite

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein, IBM PC compatible, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Acornsoft (Acorn/BBC) Firebird (ports) Imagineer

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Tetris

Platform: Acorn Electron; Amiga; Amstrad CPC; Amstrad PCW; Apple II; Apple IIgs; Atari ST; Arcade; BBC Micro; CD-i; Commodore VIC-20; Commodore 64; FM-7; Game Boy; Game Boy Color; Mac OS; MSX; NES; PC-8801; PC-

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: EU Infogrames; EU Infogrames; EU Mirrorsoft (Home Computers); EU Mirrorsoft (Home Computers); EU/NA Nintendo (NES); EU/NA Nintendo (NES); EU/NA Philips; EU/NA Philips; NA AcademySoft (MS-DOS); NA Acad

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Barbie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action

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Loco

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Alligata

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