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Monday 14 May 1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Zuckerberg and Olly Murs. 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 Democracy by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dam Busters or Millionaire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

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 Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier

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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 May 1984 ?

  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama wins.
  • Ashton-Tate introduces the dBase III relational database program for 16-bit IBM PC-compatible computers.
  • The one dollar coin is introduced in Australia.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley MacLaine -- May 14, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8902
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jesse Jackson -- May 7, 1984


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


By: Joan Didion

Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track.

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One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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The March Of Folly

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

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By: Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Bomb Alley

3D Bomb Alley

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Software Invasion

Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MS-DOS

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Falcon Patrol II

Falcon Patrol II

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

The Dam Busters

Platform: Amstrad CPC Apple II ColecoVision Commodore 64 DOS MSX NEC PC-9801 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Accolade (USA) Coleco Industries (ColecoVision)

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Platform: ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Incentive Software

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