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Thursday 26 July 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grace Gealey and Kristina Dörfer. In that special week of July people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meus Filhos, Minha Vida. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Archon II: Adept or Crime and Punishment.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Written by: Ismael Fernandes, Henrique Lobo

Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

Hum Log

Starring: Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargava, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Ashok Kumar

Country: India

Sweet and Sour

Written by: Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott

Starring: Tracy Mann, David Reyne, Ric Herbert, Sandie Lillingston

Country: Australia

Six Centuries of Verse

Starring: John Gielgud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rock 'N' America

Starring: Rick Ducommun, Russ Parr, Joe Simon, Frazer Smith

Country: United States

Movies

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

Purple Rain

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Nerds

Directed by: Jeff Kanew

Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Country: United States

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The NeverEnding Story

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

Country: United States

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The Last Starfighter

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Cloak & Dagger

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 July 1984 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ed "Psycho" Gein: Mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78.
  • Ed Gein: American serial killer (Born 1906).
  • George Gallup: American statistician and opinion pollster (born 1901).
Facts:
  • Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
  • Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
  • Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use
  • In the USA, one New York resident wins US$20 million in the state lottery, a new record for unshared win.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1984?

  • Time: A Historic Choice' VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8914
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Democrats Launch Campaign -- July 16, 1984

Books

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

The Witches Of Eastwick

By: John Updike

Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

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Possessions

By: Judith Michael

When Katherine Fraser's husband Craig mysteriously disappears, she is beset by problems: two children to raise, frightening expenses, and no job.

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Wired

By: Bob Woodward

Belushi The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure. Belushi The star who plummeted over the edge.

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The Haj

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

Bomb Jack

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Tehkan

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Crime and Punishment

Platform: C64, MS-DOS

Publisher: Mindscape

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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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Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Platform: Arcade Game

Publisher: Atari


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