Sunday February 26, 1984

US date format: 2/26/1984, UK date format: 26/2/1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 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 Beren Saat and Emmanuel Adebayor. 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 Oh Mummy or Ducks Ahoy!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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Events

  • Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called New York City "Hymietown".
  • Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse.
  • Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named first US poet laureate.
  • Last US marines in multinational peace-keeping force in Lebanon leave Beirut.

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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

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

Days to next February 26

If February 26, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 6 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 2 days.
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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?

Circus Charlie

Circus Charlie

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, SEGA SG-1000, NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Oh Mummy

Oh Mummy

Platform: Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Tatung Einstein, iPhone OS

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Amsoft

Ducks Ahoy!

Ducks Ahoy!

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Bank Panic

Bank Panic

Platform: Arcade Game, SG-1000, MSX (ported by Pony Canyon), Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum as West Bank, 1991 Atari XL/XE in Poland as Bang Bank! by Mirage and Our Soft

Genre: Retro/shooter, Western

Publisher: Sega

Injured Engine

Injured Engine

Platform: C64, Apple II

Genre: Puzzle, Simulation

Publisher: Imagic


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