Friday July 13, 1984

US date format: 7/13/1984, UK date format: 13/7/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pio Marmaï and Ida Maria. 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 The Death Trap or Invasion of the Body Snatchas!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)

Events

  • Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

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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

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?

Gift from the Gods

Gift from the Gods

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ocean

The Death Trap

The Death Trap

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Fujitsu FM-7

Genre: Interactive fiction Visual novel Adventure game

Publisher: Square

Carriers at War

Carriers at War

Platform: Apple II (vintage), Commodore 64 (vintage), DOS (I & II), Macintosh (I & II), Microsoft Windows (current)

Genre: simulation, strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

Gemstone Warrior

Gemstone Warrior

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Macintosh

Genre: Action Adventure Game

Publisher: SSI

Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Crystal Computing


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