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Sunday 17 June 1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Gallagher Jr and Jonathan Joly. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper. In UK Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! was in the top 5 hits. The Karate Kid, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Deep Six by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing I, Robot or Amazon.
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 ?

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

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Starring: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Teresa de Jesús

Starring: Concha Velasco, María Massip, Antonio Canal, Alicia Sánchez

Country: Spain

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Zlatniyat vek

Starring: Marius Donkin, Rumyan Lazov, Kiril Yanev, Vassil Mihajlov

Country: Bulgaria

Movies

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

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

Country: United States

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Gremlins

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Country: United States

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Top Secret!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing

Country: United States

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Ghostbusters

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Par, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chet Allen: Actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51.
  • Swale: Kentucky Derby winner, collapses and dies.
  • John Murray: Canadian-Scottish oceanographer and biologist (d. 1914).
  • Milbourne Christopher: American magician and author (d. 1984).
Facts:
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Premier of Canada
  • Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses and dies.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mystery Behind Pain -- June 11, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8907
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ferrraro & Feinstein -- June 4, 1984

Books

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

Deep Six

By: Clive Cussler

Originally published in 1984, Deep Six is now available in a new edition.A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters.

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Caveat

By: Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

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The Butter Battle Book

By: Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy ...

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

I, Robot

Platform: Arcade

Genre: multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Labyrinth

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft

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Fun School

Platform: 1989-1994: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS 1995-1998: Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Database Publications (1984) Database Educational Software (1989) Europress Software (1992)

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Amazon

Platform: Apple II; Atari ST; Commodore 64; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction graphic adventure

Publisher: Telarium

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Frak!

Frak!

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Aardvark (BBC / Electron) Statesoft (C64)


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