Wednesday October 24, 1984

US date format: 10/24/1984, UK date format: 24/10/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lougee Basabas and Fredrika Stahl. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Killing Fields, directed by Roland Joffé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cutthroats or Grobda.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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Events

  • Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
  • Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere five months after it failed.

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Movies

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Lovelines

Lovelines

Directed by: Rod Amateau

Starring: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers

Directed by: David Fisher

Starring: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Rodolfo de Anda, Terri Garber

The Terminator

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States of America

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

TV Series

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Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

The Maestro's Company

The Maestro's Company

Starring: Justine Clarke, Adam Willits

Country: Australia

Days to next October 24

If October 24, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 11 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 29 days.
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Books

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A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Role Of Honor by John Gardner

Role Of Honor

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Role of Honor

Tough Guys Don'T Dance by Norman Mailer

Tough Guys Don'T Dance

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Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo …

The Rest Of Us by Stephen Birmingham

The Rest Of Us

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THE REST OF US is the third panel of Stephen Birmingham's Jewish triptych (OUR CROWD and THE GRANDEES)--the story of Eastern European Jews who, between 1882 and 1915, thronged into New

Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark

Stillwatch

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I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cutthroats

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

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Platform: NES, Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Light gun shooter, Sports

Publisher: Nintendo

Fantasia Diamond

Fantasia Diamond

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Hydlide

Hydlide

Platform: PC-6001, PC-8801, MSX, MSX2 FM-7, PC-9801, Sharp X1, PC-66, FM7, Sharp MZ-2000, Famicom/NES

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: T&E Soft FCI (NES)

Grobda

Grobda

Platform: Arcade, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ, Sharp X1, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco


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