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Monday 20 August 1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pavel Eismann and Aílton Almeida. 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 Full Circle by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Archon II: Adept or Hes Games.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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 20 August 1984 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sears and Cheryl Tiegs -- Aug. 20, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8918
  • Time: U.S. Olympic track star Carl Lewis. Insets: U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton by James Drake (2) and John


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

Full Circle

By: Danielle Steel

The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

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By: George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

Diana Vreeland’s best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous

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In God'S Name

By: David A. Yallop

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican.

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First Lady From Plains

By: Rosalynn Carter

"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics .

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Death Trap

The Death Trap

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Fujitsu FM-7

Genre: Interactive fiction Visual novel Adventure game

Publisher: Square

Archon II: Adept

Archon II: Adept

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy/action

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

Platform: MS-DOS

The Castles of Dr. Creep

The Castles of Dr. Creep

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform/Puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund

Hes Games

Hes Games

Platform: C64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: HESware

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