Wednesday June 20, 1984

US date format: 6/20/1984, UK date format: 20/6/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 20, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Natasha Marley and Kevin Ryan (actor). In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Reflex by Duran Duran. In UK Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! was in the top 5 hits. The Hit, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mr. Do's Wild Ride or Lazy Jones.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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The Hit

The Hit

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard

Country: United States of America

Conan the Destroyer

Conan the Destroyer

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Wilt Chamberlain

Country: United States of America

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Country: United States of America

The Pope of Greenwich Village

The Pope of Greenwich Village

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
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Events

  • The official name of the Turkish city Urfa is changed into Şanlıurfa.

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

La torre 10

La torre 10

Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite

Il trappolone

Il trappolone

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

Natalie by Lana Wood

Natalie

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Hardcover book, Book Club Edition. Illustrated with family photographs, written by Natalie's sister. 215 pages. Here is the book that only Natalie Wood's sister could have written - a warm but

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.

The Wheel Of Fortune by Susan Howatch

The Wheel Of Fortune

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Robert Godwin’s tumultuous ride on the Wheel of Fortune begins with his passion for his sensual cousin Ginevra, as they waltz to “The Blue Danube” beneath the chandeliers at Oxmoon, his

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine

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A father's journal of his child's first year.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lazy Jones

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Terminal Software

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software

Mindshadow

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Activision

Mr. Do's Wild Ride

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Universal

Elite

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein, IBM PC compatible, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Acornsoft (Acorn/BBC) Firebird (ports) Imagineer


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