Thursday May 17, 1984

US date format: 5/17/1984, UK date format: 17/5/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart 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 One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ben Bero Beh or Do! Run Run.
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Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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

Country: United States of America

Saaransh

Saaransh

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

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

Roadhouse 66

Roadhouse 66

Directed by: John Mark Robinson

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

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Directed by: Wim Wenders

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

Country: United States of America

Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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

Country: United States of America

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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
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Events

  • Cincinnati Reds' Mario Soto throws four strikeouts in one inning.

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Die Lehmanns

Die Lehmanns

El xou de la família Pera

El xou de la família Pera

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Books

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One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald

One More Sunday

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Welcome to the Eternal Church of the Believer, where devout workers operate state-of-the-art computer equipment to process the thousands of dollars that pour in daily and where hundreds of prayers are

Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley

Lord Of The Dance

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary

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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 …

Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh

Lines And Shadows

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Joseph Wambaugh explores a phenomenon that is attracting increasing national attention, the wave of immigration from Mexico across the southwestern United States border, in "Lines and Shadows".A

Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner

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Mafia Princess

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ben Bero Beh

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito

Cheyenne

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooting gallery, Western

Publisher: Exidy

Do! Run Run

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze / Platform

Publisher: Taito

Cosmic Cruiser

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Dragon 32, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

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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