Thursday May 24, 1984

US date format: 5/24/1984, UK date format: 24/5/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Hagan and James Parker. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Streets of Fire, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ChipWits or Gaplus.
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Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Country: United States of America

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Saaransh

Saaransh

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Roadhouse 66

Roadhouse 66

Directed by: John Mark Robinson

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Judge Reinhold, Kaaren Lee, Kate Vernon

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Wiz opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances

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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

Tuesday Night Titans

Tuesday Night Titans

Épopée rock

Épopée rock

Starring: Patrice Dussault

Country: Canada

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Books

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Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley

Lord Of The Dance

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The Haj by Leon Uris

The Haj

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Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

Democracy by Joan Didion

Democracy

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Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track.

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.

The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour

The Walking Drum

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Louis L’Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier—the

Videogames

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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)

Gaplus

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, Virtual Console

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bally Midway; EU Mastertronic

ChipWits

Platform: Apple Macintosh, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Robot simulation

Publisher: BrainPower

The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

Lode Runner

Platform: original versions: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, PC booter Later ports: Sega SG-1000, Правец 82/8М, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari ST, PC Engine, XBLA, Windows, iPod, Macintosh,

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund (US) Ariolasoft


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