Saturday November 17, 1984

US date format: 11/17/1984, UK date format: 17/11/1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Eliza Sam and Emily Kincaid. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!. In UK I Feel For You by Chaka Khan was in the top 5 hits. A Cruel Romance, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pogo 1104. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gertrude's Secrets or Bomb Jack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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Events

  • Golden State Warriors' player scores 59 points losing to New Jersey Nets 124-110.

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Movies

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A Cruel Romance

A Cruel Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov

Falling in Love

Falling in Love

Directed by: Ulu Grosbard

Starring: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Jane Kaczmarek

Country: United States of America

What Waits Below

What Waits Below

Directed by: Don Sharp

Starring: Robert Powell, Timothy Bottoms, Lisa Blount, Richard Johnson

Night of the Comet

Night of the Comet

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Country: United States of America

Missing in Action

Missing in Action

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Days to next November 17

If November 17, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 28 days.
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Books

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Moses The Kitten by James Herriot

Moses The Kitten

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A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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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

God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and …

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

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From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gertrude's Secrets

Gertrude's Secrets

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Edutainment

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Platform: Arcade Game

Publisher: Atari

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tehkan

H.E.R.O.

H.E.R.O.

Platform: Atari 2600, Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, Sega SG-1000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Activision

Agent USA

Agent USA

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Strategy

Publisher: Scholastic


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