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Wednesday 19 December 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carina Beduschi and Ian Kennedy. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Lights. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Black Onyx or Grobda.
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 ?


Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

Country: United States

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The Cotton Club

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

City Lights

Starring: Dave Anderson, Andy Gray, Gerard Kelly, Iain McColl

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Inspektor Vinko

Starring: Ivica Vidovic, Zoja Odak, Mario Vuk, Marija Kohn


Written by: Sy Rosen

Starring: Ronny Cox, Richard Sanders, Amy Locane, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

The Box of Delights

Starring: Devin Stanfield, Robert Stephens, Geoffrey Larder, Jonathan Stephens

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1984 ?

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Michel Magne: French musician, composer for films, Oscar nomination for "Gigot" 1962.
  • Joy Ridderhof: American missionary (Born 1903).
  • China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
  • Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
  • UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th and youngest NHL player to score 1,000 points.
  • Fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah kills 27 people.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Disaster Strikes Bhopal -- Dec. 17, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8936
  • Time: Artificial Heart Transplant Specialist, Surgeon William DeVries. Inset: President Ronald Reagan.


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

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

By: Douglas Adams

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to

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Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

By: Lewis Grizzard

The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

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Son Of The Morning Star

By: Evan S. Connell

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

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Strong Medicine

By: Arthur Hailey

Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64, ColecoVision, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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The Black Onyx

Platform: Game Boy Color, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, SG-1000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Bullet-Proof Software

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Platform: Arcade, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ, Sharp X1, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

Micro League Baseball

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Micro League Multimedia Inc.

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Bomb Jack

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tehkan

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