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Monday 23 July 1984

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Walter Gargano and Matthew Murphy. In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Biz or Magical Tree.
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 ?

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

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

Movies

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

Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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The NeverEnding Story

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

Country: United States

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The Last Starfighter

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lloyd Gough: Actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77.
Facts:
  • Kansas City Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown, after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: A Historic Choice' VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8914
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Democrats Launch Campaign -- July 16, 1984

Books

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

The Gremlins Storybook

By: Mary Carey

When Billy forgets to follow specific instructions for care of his strange new pet, Gizmo, beastly gremlins pop up to wreak havoc on the town.

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Deep Six

By: Clive Cussler

Originally published in 1984, Deep Six is now available in a new edition.A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters.

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The Peter Pan Syndrome

By: Dan Kiley

A serioius social-psychological phenomenon is besetting American males: hundreds of thousands of boys are refusing to become men. Though they have reached adult age, the are unable to face adult feelings

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Machine Dreams

By: Jayne Anne Phillips

In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Blade the Warrior

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Cable Software

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Magical Tree

Platform: MSX, PC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

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Anter Planter

Anter Planter

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Romik Software

Dimension X

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: first person action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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