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Wednesday 16 May 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pania Rose and Darío Cvitanich. 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. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Control. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Below the Root or H.E.R.O..
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1984

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Movies

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Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States

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Saaransh

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

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Roadhouse 66

Directed by: John Mark Robinson

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Judge Reinhold, Kaaren Lee, Kate Vernon

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Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out of Control

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

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Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

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Auf einem langen Weg

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Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

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Joana

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Andy Kaufman: American actor who performed his off-beat, highly original, stand-up comedy and impressionist routine on TV, in clubs and concerts.
  • Irwin Shaw: American writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at age 71 (born 1913).
Facts:
  • Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mackay pays US$218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Minnesota Twins in Minnesota; Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game.
  • Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1984 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Warday

By: Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. First Edition (stated), and First Printing, with full number line. "0484" on front jacket flap.

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The Butter Battle Book

By: Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy ...

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Poland

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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Heretics Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Stealth game

Publisher: Muse Software

H.E.R.O.

Platform: Atari 2600, Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, Sega SG-1000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Activision

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Below the Root

Below the Root

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Windham Classics

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software

Oh Mummy

Oh Mummy

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Tatung Einstein, iPhone OS

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Amsoft

Home videos

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

Children of the Corn

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Conan the Destroyer

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Mr. Mom

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Never Cry Wolf

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Sudden Impact

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