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Friday 19 October 1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Saki Fujita and Elaine Bradley. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Body Double, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Big Deal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Begin or Cybertron Mission.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Big Deal

Written by: Geoff McQueen

Starring: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Opzoek naar Yolanda

Starring: Kenneth Herdigein, Cees Schouwenaar, Truus Dekker, Dick van den Toorn

Country: Netherlands

Hokuto no Ken

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Country: Japan

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The Maestro's Company

Starring: Justine Clarke, Adam Willits

Country: Australia

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Berliner Weiße mit Schuß

Starring: Günter Pfitzmann

Movies

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

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Blood Simple.

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Ninja III: The Domination

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett

Country: United States

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Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jerzy Popie?uszko: Polish priest, associated with the Solidarity union, murdered by the agents of internal intelligence agency (Born 1947).
  • Henri Michaux: Belgium Military man.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Crackdown on the Mafia -- Oct. 15, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8927
  • Time: U.S. Supreme Court (clockwise fr. top L): Justices John P. Stevens, Lewis Powell, William H. Rehnqui

Books

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

The Butter Battle Book

By: Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy ...

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The Aquitaine Progression

By: Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals .

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Tough Guys Don'T Dance

By: Norman Mailer

Late 20th century fiction

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Moses The Kitten

By: James Herriot

A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Begin

Platform: DOS

Genre: Simulation

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Cybertron Mission

Cybertron Mission

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Micro Power

Impossible Mission

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, PS2, PSP, NES, Nintendo DS, Oric Atmos

Genre: Platform/Adventure/Action

Publisher: Epyx

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Pac-Land

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, iOS Devices, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP Namco (original); NA Bally Midway (original); NA Atari; NA NEC; EU Grandslam Entertainment; EU Quicksilva

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Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MS-DOS

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software


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