Friday July 20, 1984

US date format: 7/20/1984, UK date format: 20/7/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Konsta Hietanen and Gonzalo Bergessio. In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle of Terror or Donald Duck's Playground.
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Movies

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Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Country: United States of America

Meatballs Part II

Meatballs Part II

Directed by: Ken Wiederhorn

Starring: Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, John Mengatti, Kim Richards

Revenge of the Nerds

Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Country: United States of America

The Party Animal

The Party Animal

Directed by: David Beaird

Starring: Matthew Causey, Timothy Carhart, Jerry Jones, Robin Harlan

Best Defense

Best Defense

Directed by: Willard Huyck

Starring: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America

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TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad

Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad

Rycerze i rabusie

Rycerze i rabusie

Pop que

Pop que

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Books

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In God'S Name by David A. Yallop

In God'S Name

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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.

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle

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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

Hooligans by William Diehl

Hooligans

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Jake Kilmer is a cop for the Feds. His specialty is a branch of the Mafia known as the Cincinnati Triad.

Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock

Balls

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gift from the Gods

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ocean

Donald Duck's Playground

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

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Walt Disney Personal Computer Software

Agent USA

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Strategy

Publisher: Scholastic

Castle of Terror

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Melbourne House

Ghouls

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform Game

Publisher: Micro Power


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