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Wednesday 30 May 1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yael Grobglas and Sham Kwok Fai. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, directed by Aristide Massaccesi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Excitebike or Pac-Land.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Par, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis

Country: United States

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Country: United States

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

Country: United States

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The Natural

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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Sixteen Candles

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Starring: Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, Clive Wood, Briony McRoberts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Teresa de Jesús

Starring: Concha Velasco, María Massip, Antonio Canal, Alicia Sánchez

Country: Spain

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Zlatniyat vek

Starring: Marius Donkin, Rumyan Lazov, Kiril Yanev, Vassil Mihajlov

Country: Bulgaria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 May 1984 ?

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
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  • NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome, Italy.
  • Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua.

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

  • Time: American soldiers wading ashore on the beaches of Normandy, France June 6, 1944
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8905
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Olympic Turmoil -- May 21, 1984


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

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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Deep Six

By: Clive Cussler

Originally published in 1984, Deep Six is now available in a new edition.A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters.

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One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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The Haj

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Amsoft

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Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Baltic 1985: Corridor To Berlin

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.


Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, NEC PC-8801, X1, Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube (Animal Crossing)

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Nintendo Hudson Soft (PC-8801, X1)

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Music Construction Set

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 400/800, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS (PC booter)

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, iOS Devices, MSX, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, X68000, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP Namco (original); NA Bally Midway (original); NA Atari; NA NEC; EU Grandslam Entertainment; EU Quicksilva

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