Wednesday August 15, 1984

US date format: 8/15/1984, UK date format: 15/8/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Quinton Aaron and Jennifer Kirk. 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. Old Enough, directed by Marisa Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Silver Wings, Santiago Blue by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dropzone or Mr. Kougar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Old Enough

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Alyssa Milano

Sam's Son

Directed by: Michael Landon

Starring: Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd

Dreamscape

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

The Woman in Red

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna

Sheena

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 15, 1984?


    Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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    Events

  • The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Special Squad

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Cremallera

Läskiperunapasteija

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

Books

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

Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

By: Janet Dailey

The exhilarating story of the first WASPS, the Woman Airforce Service Pilots, who risked their lives, their ambitions, and their dreams to help the war effort during World War II.

First Lady From Plains

By: Rosalynn Carter

"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics .

The Witches Of Eastwick

By: John Updike

Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

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

The Aquitaine Progression

By: Robert Ludlum

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 .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gremlins

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Avalon The 3D Adventure Movie

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Dynamic Ski

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taiyo System/Nichibutsu

Mr. Kougar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic

Dropzone

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64, Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy Color, NES

Genre: Action-adventure, Action

Publisher: U.S. Gold Mindscape


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