Friday March 16, 1984

US date format: 3/16/1984, UK date format: 16/3/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Élodie Bertal and Aisling Bea. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Down to Earth. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Cruiser or Injured Engine.
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Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Country: United States of America

Police Academy

Police Academy

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Country: United States of America

Charrito

Charrito

Directed by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Florinda Meza, María Antonieta de las Nieves, Rubén Aguirre

Polar

Polar

Directed by: Jacques Bral

Starring: Jean-François Balmer, Sandra Montaigu, Pierre Santini, Roland Dubillard

Carmen

Carmen

Directed by: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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Events

  • Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut

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TV Series

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Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

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Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Amor com Amor Se Paga

Amor com Amor Se Paga

Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

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Books

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Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker

Unto This Hour

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This novel recounts five days in Virginia in August 1862, when an outnumbered Confederate Army delivered a smashing blow to Union forces.

Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck

People Of The Lie

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In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy—The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond—Dr.

Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh

Lines And Shadows

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Joseph Wambaugh explores a phenomenon that is attracting increasing national attention, the wave of immigration from Mexico across the southwestern United States border, in "Lines and Shadows".A

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

Videogames

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Dynamic Ski

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Taiyo System/Nichibutsu

Below the Root

Platform: IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Windham Classics

Cosmic Cruiser

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

I, Robot

Platform: Arcade

Genre: multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Injured Engine

Platform: C64, Apple II

Genre: Puzzle, Simulation

Publisher: Imagic


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