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Monday December 24, 1984, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Burak Özcivit and Samy Dayot. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Fatal Games, directed by Michael Elliot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Drei reizende Schwestern. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Bomb Alley or Falcon Patrol II.
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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1984

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Fatal Games

Directed by: Michael Elliot

Starring: Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson, Michael O'Leary

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Shadows Run Black

Directed by: Howard Heard

Starring: Elizabeth Trosper, William J. Kulzer, Shea Porter, George Engelson

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Mrs. Soffel

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

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

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Birdy

Directed by: Alan Parker

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

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Johnny Dangerously

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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

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TV Series

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

Drei reizende Schwestern

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Pogo 1104

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Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

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Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peter Lawford: British-American star of some 57 movies and several television series, also prominent for being brother-in-law to the late U.S.
  • Ian Hendry: Actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53.
Facts:
  • Palace coup in Mauritania.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1984 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Jitterbug Perfume

By: Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume is an epic.Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time).It

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Moses The Kitten

By: James Herriot

A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

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The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

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

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Strong Medicine

By: Arthur Hailey

Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

B-Wings

B-Wings

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Falcon Patrol II

Falcon Patrol II

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

3D Bomb Alley

3D Bomb Alley

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Software Invasion

Brain Strainers

Platform: ColecoVision,[1] Coleco Adam

Genre: Music

Publisher: Coleco

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Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Dreamscape

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Footloose

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Robin Hood

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Terms of Endearment

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Police Academy

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