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Sunday 20 May 1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mauro and Pierre-Jean Peltier. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dough Boy or Dropzone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Starring: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Teresa de Jesús

Starring: Concha Velasco, María Massip, Antonio Canal, Alicia Sánchez

Country: Spain

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Zlatniyat vek

Starring: Marius Donkin, Rumyan Lazov, Kiril Yanev, Vassil Mihajlov

Country: Bulgaria

Movies

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

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

Country: United States

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The Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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The Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier

Country: United States

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Sixteen Candles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry

Country: United States

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The Toxic Avenger

Directed by: Michael Herz

Starring: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Prichard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peter Bull: British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72.
Facts:
  • On Your Toes closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1984?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley MacLaine -- May 14, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8902
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jesse Jackson -- May 7, 1984

Books

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

One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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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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The Danger

By: Dick Francis

When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing-without becoming the next victim.

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Poland

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dough Boy

Platform: Commodore 64 Family Computer

Genre: Action

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Dropzone

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64, Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy Color, NES

Genre: Action-adventure, Action

Publisher: U.S. Gold Mindscape

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Gaplus

Gaplus

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, Virtual Console

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bally Midway; EU Mastertronic

Grand Prix Manager

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Management simulation

Publisher: Silicon Joy

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Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Datamost


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