Tuesday July 17, 1984

US date format: 7/17/1984, UK date format: 17/7/1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 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. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carriers at War or Hogan's Alley.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Events

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

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Movies

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Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Country: United States of America

Meatballs Part II

Meatballs Part II

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

Starring: Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, John Mengatti, Kim Richards

Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Country: United States of America

The Party Animal

The Party Animal

Directed by: David Beaird

Starring: Matthew Causey, Timothy Carhart, Jerry Jones, Robin Harlan

Best Defense

Best Defense

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad

Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad

Rycerze i rabusie

Rycerze i rabusie

Starstrider

Starstrider

Days to next July 17

If July 17, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 2 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 27 days.
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Books

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Possessions by Judith Michael

Possessions

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When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

Hooligans by William Diehl

Hooligans

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Jake Kilmer is a cop for the Feds. His specialty is a branch of the Mafia known as the Cincinnati Triad.

In God'S Name by David A. Yallop

In God'S Name

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Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican.

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle

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The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Carriers at War

Carriers at War

Platform: Apple II (vintage), Commodore 64 (vintage), DOS (I & II), Macintosh (I & II), Microsoft Windows (current)

Genre: simulation, strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

Ducks Ahoy!

Ducks Ahoy!

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Hogan's Alley

Hogan's Alley

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Retro/Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Dough Boy

Dough Boy

Platform: Commodore 64 Family Computer

Genre: Action

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Apricot PC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Plus/4, CP/M, DOS, Epson QX-10, Kaypro II, Macintosh, Osborne 1, TI-99/4A, TRS-80,[2] Flash

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom


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