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Wednesday 29 August 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul McDonald and Alexander Hug. 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 Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bruce Lee or Mugsy.
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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 29 August 1984 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Muhammad Naguib: Egyptian general and politician 1st President of Egypt (d. 1984).

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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 ?


By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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By: George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

Diana Vreeland’s best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous

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Tough Guys Don'T Dance

By: Norman Mailer

Late 20th century fiction

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lode Runner

Platform: original versions: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, VIC-20, PC booter Later ports: Sega SG-1000, Правец 82/8М, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari ST, PC Engine, XBLA, Windows, iPod, Macintosh,

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Brøderbund (US) Ariolasoft

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3-D Bomberman

3-D Bomberman

Platform: MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801 mkII, Sharp X1

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Bruce Lee

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, C64, MS-DOS, Apple II series, PC-88

Genre: Platformer, beat 'em up

Publisher: Datasoft Inc, U.S. Gold, Comptiq

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Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Daley Thompson's Decathlon

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sport

Publisher: Ocean Software



Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Strategy and Management

Publisher: Melbourne House

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