Wednesday September 12, 1984

US date format: 9/12/1984, UK date format: 12/9/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Emina Cunmulaj and September (singer). In that special week of September people in US were listening to What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Duniya, directed by Ramesh Talwar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Tough Guys Don'T Dance by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Miami Vice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ancient Art of War or Deus Ex Machina.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
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Events

  • Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • Cyndi Lauper sings She-Bop on Tonight Show
  • Ethiopia forms Socialist Republic
  • New York Mets' Dwight Goodin sets rookie strike out record at 251.

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Movies

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Duniya

Duniya

Directed by: Ramesh Talwar

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh

My New Partner

My New Partner

Directed by: Claude Zidi

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Thierry Lhermitte, Régine, Grâce de Capitani

Secret Honor

Secret Honor

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Philip Baker Hall

A Soldier's Story

A Soldier's Story

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Cover Up

Cover Up

The Transformers

The Transformers

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show

Days to next September 12

If September 12, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Tough Guys Don'T Dance by Norman Mailer

Tough Guys Don'T Dance

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Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo …

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine

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A father's journal of his child's first year.

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.

Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces Of My Mind

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Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ancient Art of War

Ancient Art of War

Platform: Apple II, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Real-time strategy Real-time tactics

Publisher: Broderbund

Booty

Booty

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Firebird

Dragonworld

Dragonworld

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Telarium

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64, TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software


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