Sunday August 26, 1984

US date format: 8/26/1984, UK date format: 26/8/1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jérémy Clément and Loaded Lux. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Choose Me, directed by Alan Rudolph, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fantasia Diamond or Gertrude's Secrets.
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Choose Me

Choose Me

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

Directed by: Douglas Cheek

Starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

Bolero

Bolero

Directed by: John Derek

Starring: Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregón

Old Enough

Old Enough

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Alyssa Milano

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

Ude på noget

Ude på noget

Mitch

Mitch

Kids Incorporated

Kids Incorporated

Bob's Full House

Bob's Full House

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Books

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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

The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader

The Miko

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A New York Times bestseller by the author of The Ninja: An American martial artist travels to Tokyo and becomes the target of an international conspiracy.

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

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

The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman

The March Of Folly

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gertrude's Secrets

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 DOS

Genre: Edutainment

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)

Fantasia Diamond

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

Genre: Text Adventure

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

Adventure Construction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Amiga

Genre: Adventure game, Game creation system

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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