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Saturday 16 June 1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rick Nash and Jonathan Broxton. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper. In UK Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! was in the top 5 hits. The Karate Kid, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Through Time or The Evil Dead.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Country: United States

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Top Secret!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Par, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis

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 16 June 1984 ?

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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  • Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-metre hurdles race.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mystery Behind Pain -- June 11, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8907
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ferrraro & Feinstein -- June 4, 1984


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

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 .

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By: Alexander M. Haig Jr

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

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By: Judith Michael

When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

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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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Telarium

Mr. Kougar

Mr. Kougar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64, ColecoVision, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Battle Through Time

Battle Through Time

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

The Evil Dead

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure, survival horror

Publisher: Palace Software

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