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Thursday May 17, 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melany Denyse and Christine Ohuruogu. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Control. If you liked videogames you were probably playing River Patrol or Montezuma's Revenge.
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What the sky looked like on 17 May 1984

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Movies

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Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States

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Saaransh

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

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Roadhouse 66

Directed by: John Mark Robinson

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Judge Reinhold, Kaaren Lee, Kate Vernon

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Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out of Control

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

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Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

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Auf einem langen Weg

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Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

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Joana

Directed by: Not specifed

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Cincinnati Reds' Mario Soto throws four strikeouts in one inning.
  • Mai Shanley, age 21 of New Mexico, crowned 33rd Miss USA.
  • Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a ''monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend,'' sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 17, 1984 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Aquitaine Progression

By: Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals .

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The Haj

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

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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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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Amazon

Amazon

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

Genre: Interactive fiction graphic adventure

Publisher: Telarium

Eureka!

Eureka!

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Domark

Montezuma's Revenge

Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Sega Master System As Panama Joe: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Parker Brothers

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River Patrol

River Patrol

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Kestern (Arcade) Tigervision (2600)

Jenny of the Prairie

Jenny of the Prairie

Platform: Apple IIe

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Against All Odds

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Sixteen Candles

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Son of Flubber

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Never Cry Wolf

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This is Spinal Tap

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