Monday April 23, 1984

US date format: 4/23/1984, UK date format: 23/4/1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Alexandra Kosteniuk and Jesse Lee Soffer. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Excitebike or Diamond Mine.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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Events

  • AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  • In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurs.

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Movies

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The Bounty

The Bounty

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Country: United States of America

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Country: United States of America

Breakin'

Breakin'

Directed by: Joel Silberg

Starring: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

The Blood of Others

The Blood of Others

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean, Sam Neill, Lambert Wilson

Hardbodies

Hardbodies

Directed by: Mark Griffiths

Starring: Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts, Gary Wood, Michael Rapport

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

Six Centuries of Verse

Six Centuries of Verse

Directed by: Richard Mervyn

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 5 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last

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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

The Danger by Dick Francis

The Danger

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

The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose

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Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to …

Further Up The Organization by Robert Townsend

Further Up The Organization

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Townsend's freshly irreverent, punchy chapters are packed with uncompromising straight talk as they revamp tired thinking on such daily business concerns as corporate image, the business lunch, how to retire the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platform/action

Publisher: JP Taito; JP Jaleco (FC); JP HAMSTER(VC, PS4 )

Excitebike

Excitebike

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, NEC PC-8801, X1, Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube (Animal Crossing)

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Nintendo Hudson Soft (PC-8801, X1)

Enchanted Scepters

Enchanted Scepters

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Diamond Mine

Diamond Mine

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16/Plus/4

Genre: Maze

Publisher: MRM Software Blue Ribbon

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

B.C. II: Grog's Revenge

Platform: Commodore 64, ColecoVision, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


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