Thursday August 30, 1984

US date format: 8/30/1984, UK date format: 30/8/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Ashish Sharma and Michael Terry. 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 I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vereda Tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dimension X or Duck Hunt.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

Events

  • 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) - Discovery 1 - launched (6 days).
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • ''STS-41-D'': The Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' takes off on its maiden voyage.

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Movies

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Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

The Warrior and the Sorceress

The Warrior and the Sorceress

Directed by: John C. Broderick

Starring: David Carradine, Luke Askew, Maria Socas, Anthony De Longis

Choose Me

Choose Me

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau

Flashpoint

Flashpoint

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

Directed by: Douglas Cheek

Starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

TV Series

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Vereda Tropical

Vereda Tropical

Directed by: Javier Torre

The Mighty Orbots

The Mighty Orbots

SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show

SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show

Fox Mystery Theater

Fox Mystery Theater

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

Days to next August 30

If August 30, 1984 is your birthday you're 35 years, 11 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda

The Fire From Within

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Fire from Within is the author's most brilliant thought-provoking and unusual book, one in which Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his "disciples," at last constructs, from the teachings

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle

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The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts comes of age in this turbulent decade, and begins a journey that will lead her from New York to the South during the heat

The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum

The Aquitaine Progression

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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 .

Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth

Diane Arbus

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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,

First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter

First Lady From Plains

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"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 .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crypt of Medea

Crypt of Medea

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sir-Tech

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Ninja-kun: Adventure of Devil Castle

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Platform/action

Publisher: JP Taito; JP Jaleco (FC); JP HAMSTER(VC, PS4 )

Dimension X

Dimension X

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: first person action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Platform: NES, Arcade, Virtual Console

Genre: Light gun shooter, Sports

Publisher: Nintendo

Carriers at War

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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