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Thursday 27 December 1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tye'sha Fluker and Black M. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Brain by Richard M. Restak was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Man from Moscow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Falcon Patrol II or Freddy's Rescue Roundup.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1984 or at December 27 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Man from Moscow

Written by: Andrew Carr

Directed by: Paul Seed

Starring: David Calder, Christopher Rozycki, Hetty Baynes, Harry Fielder

Hrvatski narodni preporod

Starring: Ena Begovic

Country: Croatia

Tatus

Starring: Tato Bores

Country: Argentina

Marina de noche

Starring: Cristina Murta, Rodolfo Ranni, Alicia Aller, Hilda Bernard

Country: Argentina

FTV

Written by: Chris Bearde

Starring: Bill Bentley, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills

Country: United States

Movies

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

Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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1984

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Dune

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

Country: United States

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Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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The Cotton Club

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tye'sha Fluker: American basketball player.
  • Black M: French-Guinean rapper, his stage name was originally "Black Mesrine", inspired by the famous gangster Jacques Mesrines.
  • Gilles Simon: French professional tennis player (and excellent amateur pianist), Gilles grew up in the suburbs of Paris.
  • Pleasure P: American R&B Singer (Pretty Ricky).
  • Andrejs Perepļotkins: Ukrainian-Latvian footballer.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Video Cassette Recorders -- Dec. 24, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8937
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Disaster Strikes Bhopal -- Dec. 17, 1984

Books

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

The Brain

By: Richard M. Restak

Neurologist and best-selling author Richard Restak puts readers in touch with the latest scientific findings about the most complex and inscrutable object in creation--the human brain.

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

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The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

By: Lewis Grizzard

The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Champion Boxing

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000,[1] MSX

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Sega

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Duck Hunt

Platform: NES, Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Light gun shooter, Sports

Publisher: Nintendo

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Falcon Patrol II

Falcon Patrol II

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Eureka!

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Domark

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Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Freddy's Rescue Roundup

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM


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