Friday February 24, 1984

US date format: 2/24/1984, UK date format: 24/2/1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wilson Bethel and Corey Graves. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. This Is Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Smart Women by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alas Smith & Jones. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kung-Fu Heroes or Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Country: United States of America

Love Streams

Love Streams

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel

Repo Man

Repo Man

Directed by: Alex Cox

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash

Country: United States of America

Running Hot

Running Hot

Directed by: Mark Griffiths

Starring: Monica Carrico, Eric Stoltz, Stuart Margolin, Virgil Frye

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • Iraq resumes air attack on Iran.

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TV Series

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Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

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Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Fynbos

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Zlatniyat vek

Zlatniyat vek

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

Country: Bulgaria

Ravioli

Ravioli

Starring: Gerrit Schmidt-Foß, Holger Handtke, Daniela Ziemann, Barbara Schöne

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Smart Women by Judy Blume

Smart Women

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Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado-while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror.

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss

Fatal Vision

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Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies

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 …

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

While Reagan Slept by Art Buchwald

While Reagan Slept

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A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cutthroats

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Dimension X

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: first person action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Kung-Fu Heroes

Platform: Arcade, NES, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Taiyo System (Arcade); NA Kitcorp (Arcade); JP Namcot (Famicom/NES); NA Culture Brain (Famicom/NES)

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Platform: ColecoVision, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Coleco Industries, Inc.

Colossus Chess

Platform: Acorn Electron,[1] Amiga,[2] Amstrad CPC,[3] Amstrad PCW,[4] Apple II,[4] Atari 8-bit,[5] Atari ST,[6] BBC Micro,[7] Commodore 64,[8][9] Commodore Plus/4,[10][11] Enterprise 64 & 128,[12] IBM PC,[13]

Genre: Chess

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems English Software


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