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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 Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ducks Ahoy! or Elite.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

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 ?

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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Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy

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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The Gods Must Be Crazy

Directed by: Jamie Uys

Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Facts:
  • Pierre Mauroy resigns as Premier of France
  • Soyuz T-12 carries three cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7.

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

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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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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Who Killed The Robins Family?

By: Thomas Chastain

Book Club Edition of the popular 1983-84 "Guess whodunit" contest (does not include solution!)

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kung-Fu Master

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Irem (JPN arcade) Data East USA (NA arcade) Nintendo (Worldwide NES)

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Labyrinth

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft

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New York City

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Ducks Ahoy!

Ducks Ahoy!

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Elite

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein, IBM PC compatible, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Acornsoft (Acorn/BBC) Firebird (ports) Imagineer

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