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Monday 17 September 1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eugenia Volodina and John Kucera. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Missing You by John Waite. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Berliner Weiße mit Schuß. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mugsy or New York City.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ninja III: The Domination

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett

Country: United States

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Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Country: United States

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Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Berliner Weiße mit Schuß

Starring: Günter Pfitzmann

Almost Live!

Starring: Tracey Conway, Pat Cashman, Nancy Guppy, Steve Wilson

Country: United States

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Balkan ekspres

Starring: Dragan Nikolic, Bora Todorovic, Tanja Boskovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

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Written by: Merv Griffin

Starring: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

Country: United States

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Bird of Prey 2

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jan Holden, Lee Montague

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1984 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Richard Basehart: American stage actor in the '30s who made his Broadway debut in 1938.
  • Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
  • Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

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Sport Games on 17 September 1984

American Football
  • Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Bills : 21 - 17
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Brian Mulroney -- Sep. 17, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8923
  • Time: Making Babies: The New Science of Conception'


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

The Fire From Within

By: Carlos Castaneda

Fire from Within is the author's most brilliant thought-provoking and unusual book, one in which Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his "disciples," at last constructs, from the teachings

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Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

By: Janet Dailey

The exhilarating story of the first WASPS, the Woman Airforce Service Pilots, who risked their lives, their ambitions, and their dreams to help the war effort during World War II.

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By: George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

Diana Vreeland’s best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous

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Pieces Of My Mind

By: Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Invasion of the Body Snatchas!

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Lode Runner

Platform: original versions: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, PC booter Later ports: Sega SG-1000, Правец 82/8М, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari ST, PC Engine, XBLA, Windows, iPod, Macintosh,

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund (US) Ariolasoft

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Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy and Management

Publisher: Melbourne House

New York City

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Publisher: Synapse Software

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