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Friday 28 December 1984

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elena Ivashchenko and Martin Kaymer. 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 Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Man from Moscow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Through Time or Labyrinth.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

FTV

Written by: Chris Bearde

Starring: Bill Bentley, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills

Country: United States

Tales from Fat Tulip's Garden

Starring: Tony Robinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pob's Programme

Starring: Robin Stevens, Tony Armatrading, Brian Blessed, Cheryl Campbell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection

Starring: Bob Buchholz, Connie Sue Cook, Ted Davis, Steve Pinto

Country: United States

The Mechanical Universe... and Beyond

Starring: Aaron Fletcher, David L. Goodstein

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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Boxcar Bertha

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1984 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sam Peckinpah: American film director and screenwriter who was noted for his creative slow-motion vision of violence and killing the old fashioned Western.
Facts:
  • TV soap Edge of Night ends 28 year run
  • Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old.
  • Famine in Ethiopia begins and kills a million people by the end of 1984. (1984 Famine in Ethiopia).
  • Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the Crack Epidemic.

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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 Name Of The Rose

By: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awardsThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.

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Poland

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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Pet Sematary

By: Stephen King

Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to ...

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Who Killed The Robins Family?

By: Thomas Chastain

Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fun School

Platform: 1989-1994: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS 1995-1998: Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Database Publications (1984) Database Educational Software (1989) Europress Software (1992)

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Battle Through Time

Battle Through Time

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Ducks Ahoy!

Ducks Ahoy!

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Illusions

Platform: ColecoVision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Coleco

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Labyrinth

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft

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