Sunday December 23, 1984

US date format: 12/23/1984, UK date format: 23/12/1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 A Fine Frenzy and Belsy (singer). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Mrs. Soffel, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Drei reizende Schwestern. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbie or Carriers at War.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
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Movies

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Mrs. Soffel

Mrs. Soffel

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann

Birdy

Birdy

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Johnny Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

The River

The River

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch

The Flamingo Kid

The Flamingo Kid

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman

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NFL

American Football
  • New York Giants - Los Angeles Rams : 16 - 13
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TV Series

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Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Days to next December 23

If December 23, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and …

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

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From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

The Weaker Vessel

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"An almost encyclopedic chronicle of women in 17th century England...wives, warriors, heiresses, preachers... alive with anecdote after anecdote." - New York Times Book Review

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

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The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Barbie

Barbie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action

Mr. Wimpy (video game)

Mr. Wimpy (video game)

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Oric 1, Oric Atmos, Commodore 64, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Ocean Software

Carriers at War

Carriers at War

Platform: Apple II (vintage), Commodore 64 (vintage), DOS (I & II), Macintosh (I & II), Microsoft Windows (current)

Genre: simulation, strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

Conan: Hall of Volta

Conan: Hall of Volta

Platform: PC-88, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action[1]/platform

Publisher: Datasoft

Falcon Patrol II

Falcon Patrol II

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Interactive


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