Monday June 18, 1984

US date format: 6/18/1984, UK date format: 18/6/1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 18, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Melanie Eisenhower and Sean Garnier. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Reflex by Duran Duran. In UK Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! was in the top 5 hits. The Hit, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bank Panic or Castle Nightmare.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.

Events

  • 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot Golf Club - New York
  • A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners' strike.

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Movies

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The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard

Country: United States of America

Conan the Destroyer

Conan the Destroyer

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Wilt Chamberlain

Country: United States of America

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Country: United States of America

The Pope of Greenwich Village

The Pope of Greenwich Village

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page

TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

La torre 10

La torre 10

Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite

The Brief

The Brief

Days to next June 18

If June 18, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 3 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches Of Eastwick

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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

Possessions by Judith Michael

Possessions

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When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

Caveat by Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat

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Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

Natalie by Lana Wood

Natalie

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Hardcover book, Book Club Edition. Illustrated with family photographs, written by Natalie's sister. 215 pages. Here is the book that only Natalie Wood's sister could have written - a warm but

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

Platform: MS-DOS

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

Ghouls

Ghouls

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform Game

Publisher: Micro Power

Bank Panic

Bank Panic

Platform: Arcade Game, SG-1000, MSX (ported by Pony Canyon), Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum as West Bank, 1991 Atari XL/XE in Poland as Bang Bank! by Mirage and Our Soft

Genre: Retro/shooter, Western

Publisher: Sega

Castle Nightmare

Castle Nightmare

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: RSC Soft


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