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Friday 17 August 1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dee Brown and Oksana Domnina. 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. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien or Cobra Command.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets two hits).
  • Peru recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: U.S. Olympic track star Carl Lewis. Insets: U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton by James Drake (2) and John
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8917
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mexico City -- Aug. 6, 1984

Books

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

The Name Of The Rose

By: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awardsThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.

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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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Pet Sematary

By: Stephen King

Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to ...

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Who Killed The Robins Family?

By: Thomas Chastain

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy, adventure

Publisher: Argus Press Software

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Blade the Warrior

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Cable Software

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Gremlins

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

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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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Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software


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