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), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lazy Jones or Bridge-It.
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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.
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways makes its inaugural flight.

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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

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

The Brief

The Brief

Days to next June 20

If June 20, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 3 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches Of Eastwick

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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

Possessions by Judith Michael

Possessions

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When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

Caveat by Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat

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Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lazy Jones

Lazy Jones

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Tatung Einstein

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Terminal Software

Kung-Fu Master

Kung-Fu Master

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Irem (JPN arcade) Data East USA (NA arcade) Nintendo (Worldwide NES)

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

Bridge-It

Bridge-It

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

Platform: Amstrad CPC Apple II ColecoVision Commodore 64 DOS MSX NEC PC-9801 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Accolade (USA) Coleco Industries (ColecoVision)


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