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Wednesday 18 April 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include America Ferrera and Sokoudjou . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Smart Women by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mr. Palfrey of Westminster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bridge-It or Kaiser.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Living Planet

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Robin Hood

Written by: Richard Carpenter

Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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PicturePages

Starring: Bill Cosby

Country: United States

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The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Kimberly Beck

Country: United States

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Romancing the Stone

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Country: United States

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Police Academy

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall

Country: United States

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Splash

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy

Country: United States

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Children of the Corn

Directed by: Fritz Kiersch

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
  • America Ferrera: American actress whose portrayal of the title character in the American TV series "Ugly Betty" put her firmly in the public eye.
  • Sokoudjou : Cameroonian mixed martial artist.
  • Red Bryant: American football player.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Walter Mondale, by Diana Walker.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8899
  • Time: Inset: Alexander Haig by Roddey E. Mims

Books

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

Smart Women

By: Judy Blume

Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado-while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror.

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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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The Danger

By: Dick Francis

When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.

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Unto This Hour

By: Tom Wicker

This novel recounts five days in Virginia in August 1862, when an outnumbered Confederate Army delivered a smashing blow to Union forces.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bridge-It

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

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Cutthroats

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Kaiser

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Simulation strategy game

Publisher: Ariolasoft

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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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Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platform/action

Publisher: JP Taito; JP Jaleco (FC); JP HAMSTER(VC, PS4 )


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