Wednesday October 31, 1984, Halloween

US date format: 10/31/1984, UK date format: 31/10/1984

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 31, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hanna Hilton and Scott Clifton. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) by Billy Ocean. In UK I Feel For You by Chaka Khan was in the top 5 hits. A Private Function, directed by Malcolm Mowbray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Below the Root or Anter Planter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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A Private Function

A Private Function

Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray

Starring: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Trancers

Trancers

Directed by: Charles Band

Starring: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

No Small Affair

No Small Affair

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt, Peter Frechette

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Lovelines

Lovelines

Directed by: Rod Amateau

Starring: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
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Events

  • Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

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TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Mensch Bachmann

Mensch Bachmann

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Directed by: Michael Mann

Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 .

Crescent City by Belva Plain

Crescent City

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She was the exquisite daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant. From a charmed girlhood in opulent New Orleans, she would be swept into the cataclysm of the Civil War.

Superior Women by Alice Adams

Superior Women

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Eager to escape her carhop mother and the rank and file of her California town, Megan Greene heads for Radcliffe -- in part to pursue an older man (twenty-one, Harvard medical

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 …

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mr. Wimpy (video game)

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Oric 1, Oric Atmos, Commodore 64, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Ocean Software

Battle Through Time

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Cheyenne

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooting gallery, Western

Publisher: Exidy

Below the Root

Platform: IBM PC (DOS), Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Windham Classics

Anter Planter

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Romik Software


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