Tuesday April 17, 1984

US date format: 4/17/1984, UK date format: 17/4/1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rosanna Davison and Paul-Henri de le Rue. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Lady Libertine, directed by Gérard Kikoïne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Magical Tree or Diamond Mine.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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Events

  • Libyan embassy demonstration, 1 shot dead

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Movies

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Lady Libertine

Lady Libertine

Directed by: Gérard Kikoïne

Starring: Christopher Pearson, Jennifer Inch, Sophie Favier, Alain Dumaurier

Dangerous Moves

Dangerous Moves

Directed by: Richard Dembo

Starring: Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, Liv Ullmann, Leslie Caron

Going Back

Going Back

Directed by: Ron Teachworth

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Christopher Howe, Perry Mallette, Susan Waderlow Yamasaki

Iceman

Iceman

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next April 17

If April 17, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 5 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett

On Wings Of Eagles

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The #1 International Bestseller now in trade paperback—with 16 pages of photos.Number-one bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979,

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.

Smart Women by Judy Blume

Smart Women

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Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado-while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror.

The Haj by Leon Uris

The Haj

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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.

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

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Magical Tree

Magical Tree

Platform: MSX, PC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

Do! Run Run

Do! Run Run

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze / Platform

Publisher: Taito

Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16/Plus/4

Genre: Maze

Publisher: MRM Software Blue Ribbon

Ninja Hayate

Ninja Hayate

Platform: Arcade, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Action game, interactive movie

Publisher: Taito (arcade version) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Sega CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions)

Cobra Command

Cobra Command

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, iOS

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Data East (arcade version) Wolf Team, Sega (Mega-CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions) Revolutionary Concepts (iPhone OS version)


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