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Wednesday October 17, 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 17, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Lowell and Gottfrid Svartholm. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Terminator, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Luke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hercules or Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin.
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What the sky looked like on 17 October 1984

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States

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What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

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American Dreamer

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne

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Firstborn

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim

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Silent Madness

Directed by: Simon Nuchtern

Starring: Belinda Montgomery, Viveca Lindfors, Solly Marx, Sydney Lassick

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TV Series

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

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

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Mensch Bachmann

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Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

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Hawaiian Heat

Directed by: T. Mondente

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Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 17, 1984 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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Close Encounters

By: Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates

Mike Wallace. His very name conjures up a certain kind of journalism -- smart, informed, intense, and groundbreaking. Who else has wrangled sit-downs with his roster of world leaders and criminals,

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The Miko

By: Eric Van Lustbader

A New York Times bestseller by the author of The Ninja: An American martial artist travels to Tokyo and becomes the target of an international conspiracy.

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Crescent City

By: Belva Plain

She was the exquisite daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant. From a charmed girlhood in opulent New Orleans, she would be swept into the cataclysm of the Civil War.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Janitor Joe

Janitor Joe

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Hercules

Hercules

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Interdisc, Alpha Omega, The Power House

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Conan: Hall of Volta

Conan: Hall of Volta

Platform: PC-88, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action[1]/platform

Publisher: Datasoft

Ninja Hayate

Ninja Hayate

Platform: Arcade, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Action game, interactive movie

Publisher: Taito (arcade version) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Sega CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions)

Home videos

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

Staying Alive

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Romancing the Stone

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Top Secret!

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Terms of Endearment

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Mickey's Christmas Carol

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