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Wednesday 18 January 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cho Seung Hui and Alaixys Romao. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. while Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Living Planet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ChipWits or New York City.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1984 ?

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
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Famous Deaths:
  • 80th Islander and 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll and Bossy) 9-1 win
  • The Mitsui Miike coal mine explosion at Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan kills 83.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Africa's Troubles -- Jan. 16, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8885
  • Time: Pope John Paul II pardoning gunman Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to assassinate him, from L'Osservatore


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

Hollywood Wives

By: Jackie Collins

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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By: Thomas T. Noguchi with Joseph DiMona

Thomas Noguchi's career as a Coroner included the famous and infamous in Los Angeles

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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 Robots Of Dawn

By: Isaac Asimov

A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

New York City

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Publisher: Synapse Software

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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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Castle Nightmare

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: RSC Soft

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The Lords of Midnight

Platform: ZX Spectrum; Commodore 64; Amstrad CPC; DOS; iOS; Android; OS X; Microsoft Windows; BlackBerry OS; Windows Phone

Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software (ZXS); Mindscape (C64); Amsoft (CPC); Domark Software (DOS)

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