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Sunday 26 February 1984

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alas Smith & Jones. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mugsy or Archon II: Adept.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

This Is Spinal Tap

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Country: United States

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Love Streams

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel

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Running Hot

Directed by: Mark Griffiths

Starring: Monica Carrico, Eric Stoltz, Stuart Margolin, Virgil Frye

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Against All Odds

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

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Harry & Son

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

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Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

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Zlatniyat vek

Starring: Marius Donkin, Rumyan Lazov, Kiril Yanev, Vassil Mihajlov

Country: Bulgaria

Ravioli

Starring: Gerrit Schmidt-Foß, Holger Handtke, Daniela Ziemann, Barbara Schöne

Rupan sansei: Part III

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, Hymietown
  • 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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Books

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

The Neverending Story

By: Michael Ende

Bastian embarks on a wild adventure when he enters the magical world of Fantastica, a doomed land filled with dragons, giants, and monsters, and risks his life to save Fantastica by

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Changes

By: Danielle Steel

Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

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The Journeyer

By: Gary Jennings

Legendary trader and explorer Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies.

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Smart Women

By: Judy Blume

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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mugsy

Mugsy

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy and Management

Publisher: Melbourne House

Archon II: Adept

Archon II: Adept

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based strategy/action

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Begin

Platform: DOS

Genre: Simulation

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Balloon Fight

Platform: Arcade, NES, PC-8801, X1, Sharp Zaurus, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Agent USA

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Strategy

Publisher: Scholastic

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Children of the Corn

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Mr. Mom

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Sixteen Candles

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Strange Brew

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WarGames

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