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What Happened on August 16, 1984

US date format: 8/16/1984, UK date format: 16/8/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hadrien Féraud and Matteo Anesi. 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 The Haj by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Draconian or Mindshadow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1984

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Movies

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

Old Enough

Directed by: Marisa Silver

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

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Sam's Son

Directed by: Michael Landon

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

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Dreamscape

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

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

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The Woman in Red

Directed by: Gene Wilder

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

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Sheena

Directed by: John Guillermin

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

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Special Squad

V imeto na naroda

Cremallera

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Facts:
  • LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • NASA launches Ampte.
  • Largest harness racing purse (US$2,161,000 - Nihilator wins US$1,080,500).
  • John De Lorean is acquitted of all eight charges of possessing and distributing cocaine.
  • John De Lorean is acquitted of all 8 charges of possessing and distributing cocaine.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1984 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Haj

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

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D.V.

By: George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

Diana Vreeland’s best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous

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The Walking Drum

By: Louis L'Amour

Louis L’Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier—the

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Lincoln

By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mindshadow

Mindshadow

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Activision

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Platform: ColecoVision, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Coleco Industries, Inc.

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Draconian

Draconian

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer (32Kb ECB)

Publisher: Tom Mix Software

Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

River Patrol

River Patrol

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Kestern (Arcade) Tigervision (2600)

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

D.C. Cab

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Christine

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Conan the Destroyer

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Top Secret!

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Sudden Impact

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