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Thursday 20 December 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bobby Morley and Sanjeeda Sheikh. 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 The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching City Lights. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Champion Boxing or Freddy's Rescue Roundup.
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 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

Spencer

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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Dune

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

Country: United States

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1984

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

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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2010

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 33 unknown keyboard (piano) works of Johann Sebastion Bach are found in the Yale library.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.

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Magazine Covers

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.

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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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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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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The Brain

By: Richard M. Restak

Neurologist and best-selling author Richard Restak puts readers in touch with the latest scientific findings about the most complex and inscrutable object in creation--the human brain.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Champion Boxing

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000,[1] MSX

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Sega

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Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM

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

Mr. Kougar

Mr. Kougar

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic

Gyrodine

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

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