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Saturday 24 November 1984

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maria Riesch and Maria Höfl-Riesch. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!. In UK I Feel For You by Chaka Khan was in the top 5 hits. Beverly Hills Cop, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spencer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Millipede or Cloak & Dagger.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Beverly Hills Cop

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton

Country: United States

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Falling in Love

Directed by: Ulu Grosbard

Starring: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole

Country: United States

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Missing in Action

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Starring: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress

Country: United States

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Night of the Comet

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran

Country: United States

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Written by: Sy Rosen

Starring: Ronny Cox, Richard Sanders, Amy Locane, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

The Box of Delights

Starring: Devin Stanfield, Robert Stephens, Geoffrey Larder, Jonathan Stephens

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Big Deal

Written by: Geoff McQueen

Starring: Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Opzoek naar Yolanda

Starring: Kenneth Herdigein, Cees Schouwenaar, Truus Dekker, Dick van den Toorn

Country: Netherlands

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1984 ?

  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1984?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Nov. 19, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8932
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Indira Gandhi -- Nov. 12, 1984


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

First Among Equals

By: Jeffrey Archer

Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon

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By: E. T. A. Hoffmann

"A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."-- New York Times Book ReviewThe tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A.

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The Weaker Vessel

By: Antonia Fraser

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

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By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

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Dough Boy

Platform: Commodore 64 Family Computer

Genre: Action

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Ninja Hayate

Platform: Arcade, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Action game, interactive movie

Publisher: Taito (arcade version) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Sega CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions)

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Platform: Arcade Game

Publisher: Atari

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