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Saturday 18 August 1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Huth and Kim Glass. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus Charlie or Bouncing Babies.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rock 'N' America

Starring: Rick Ducommun, Russ Parr, Joe Simon, Frazer Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1984 ?

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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  • Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Florida, spills 2.5 million gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire.

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

  • Time: U.S. Olympic track star Carl Lewis. Insets: U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton by James Drake (2) and John
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8917
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mexico City -- Aug. 6, 1984


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

One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Past Imperfect

By: Joan Collins

Joan Collins is the internationally famous actress whose career has brought her to a new peak of stardom as Alexis Carrington Colby in "Dynasty" - a role which might have been

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Deep Six

By: Clive Cussler

Originally published in 1984, Deep Six is now available in a new edition.A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters.

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The March Of Folly

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Circus Charlie

Circus Charlie

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, SEGA SG-1000, NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Gertrude's Secrets

Gertrude's Secrets

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Edutainment

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

Platform: MS-DOS


Platform: Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Famicom, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Game Boy HD remake: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, iOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund (original) D3Publisher (HD Remake)

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Micromega

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