Thursday December 13, 1984

US date format: 12/13/1984, UK date format: 13/12/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 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 Alina Vacariu and Santi Cazorla. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Birdy, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pogo 1104. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3-D Bomberman or Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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Events

  • Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers first stroke.

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Movies

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Birdy

Birdy

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Johnny Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

The River

The River

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch

The Flamingo Kid

The Flamingo Kid

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman

Protocol

Protocol

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus, Andre Gregory

TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Days to next December 13

If December 13, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 18 days.
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Books

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Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume

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Jitterbug Perfume is an epic.Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time).It

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

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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 …

Life Its Ownself by Dan Jenkins

Life Its Ownself

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the semi tougher adventures of billy clyde puckett & them

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman

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The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

The Weaker Vessel

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"An almost encyclopedic chronicle of women in 17th century England...wives, warriors, heiresses, preachers... alive with anecdote after anecdote." - New York Times Book Review

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kentilla

Kentilla

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Micromega

3-D Bomberman

3-D Bomberman

Platform: MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801 mkII, Sharp X1

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Dragonworld

Dragonworld

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Telarium

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Datamost

Dough Boy

Dough Boy

Platform: Commodore 64 Family Computer

Genre: Action


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