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Tuesday 28 August 1984

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Roemer and Him Law. In that special week of August people in US were listening to What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory or Cobra Command.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Red Dawn

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Directed by: W.D. Richter

Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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The Philadelphia Experiment

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Michael Par, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas

Country: United States

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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1984 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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  • Josef Fritzl drugs and incarcerates his daughter Elisabeth in a secret cellar, in Amstetten, Austria she was released only after 24 years of sexual abuse and mental ordeal.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan & Bush -- Aug. 27, 1984
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8919
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sears and Cheryl Tiegs -- Aug. 20, 1984


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

Diane Arbus

By: Patricia Bosworth

Bosworth’s remarkable look at the life of Diane Arbus, one of the most acclaimed and provocative photographers of her time Diane Arbus became famous for her intimate and unconventional portraits of twins,

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First Lady From Plains

By: Rosalynn Carter

"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics .

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Loving Each Other

By: Leo Buscaglia

In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

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The Aquitaine Progression

By: Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals .

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cybertron Mission

Cybertron Mission

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Micro Power


Platform: Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Famicom, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Game Boy HD remake: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, iOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund (original) D3Publisher (HD Remake)

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Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Datamost

The Biz

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy/Simulation

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Cobra Command

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, iOS

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Data East (arcade version) Wolf Team, Sega (Mega-CD version) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1 versions) Revolutionary Concepts (iPhone OS version)

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