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Tuesday 17 July 1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Katoatau and Asami Kimura. In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Wheel Of Fortune by Susan Howatch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abyss or Illusions.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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The NeverEnding Story

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

Country: United States

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The Last Starfighter

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

Directed by: Jamie Uys

Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1984 ?

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Famous Deaths:
  • J Delos Jewkes: Singer / actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89.
  • Pierre Mauroy resigns as Premier of France
  • Soyuz T-12 carries three cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Democrats Launch Campaign -- July 16, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9872
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shamir & Peres -- July 9, 1984


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

The Wheel Of Fortune

By: Susan Howatch

Robert Godwin’s tumultuous ride on the Wheel of Fortune begins with his passion for his sensual cousin Ginevra, as they waltz to “The Blue Danube” beneath the chandeliers at Oxmoon, his

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One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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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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The March Of Folly

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Cases Computer Simulations

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Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Platform: ColecoVision, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Coleco Industries, Inc.

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Platform: ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Platform: Arcade, SG-1000, Sega Genesis, FM-7, MSX, PC-8801, Sharp X1

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: ColecoVision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Coleco

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