Thursday May 31, 1984

US date format: 5/31/1984, UK date format: 31/5/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 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 Nate Robinson and Andrew Bailey (baseball). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. In UK Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! was in the top 5 hits. Ghostbusters, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Superstar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Champion Boxing or Lode Runner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • 57th US National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling "luge".
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mecklenburg Correctional Center - 6 inmates - including James and Linwood Briley escape from a death row facility, the first and only occasion this has ever happened in the US.

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Movies

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Country: United States of America

Gremlins

Gremlins

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Country: United States of America

Beat Street

Beat Street

Directed by: Stan Lathan

Starring: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant

Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Country: United States of America

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Auf einem langen Weg

Auf einem langen Weg

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

Meus Filhos, Minha Vida

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Directed by: Jardel Mello, Antonino Seabra

Starring: Claudia Alencar, Mauro Alencar, Analy Alvarez, Gésio Amadeu

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Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 3 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner

Mafia Princess

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Mafia Princess

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

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The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy …

Caveat by Alexander M. Haig Jr

Caveat

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Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alexander M. Jr.

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

The Haj by Leon Uris

The Haj

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

Platform: MS-DOS

Intellectual Decathlon

Intellectual Decathlon

Platform: Apple II family, PC Apple emulators

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Muse Software

Champion Boxing

Champion Boxing

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000,[1] MSX

Genre: Boxing, Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Sega

Lode Runner

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

Great Swordsman

Great Swordsman

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Taito


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