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Monday 13 August 1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Diamond Blue Smith and James Morrison. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dallas Quest 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 ?

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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The NeverEnding Story

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Clyde Cook: Actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92.
  • Tigran Petrosian: Soviet-Armenian chess player (Born 1929).
Facts:
  • Morocco and Libya sign Arabic-African Union treaty

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: U.S. Olympic track star Carl Lewis. Insets: U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton by James Drake (2) and John
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8917
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mexico City -- Aug. 6, 1984

Books

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

The Butter Battle Book

By: Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy ...

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First Among Equals

By: Jeffrey Archer

Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon

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Machine Dreams

By: Jayne Anne Phillips

In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history.

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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Cruiser

Cosmic Cruiser

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

The Dallas Quest

The Dallas Quest

Platform: Commodore 64 Apple IIe Atari 8-bit TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datasoft

Dragonworld

Dragonworld

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Telarium

Hyper Sports

Platform: Arcade (original) Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, SG-1000

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

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Loco

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

Publisher: Alligata

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