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Saturday 31 August 1985

1985-08-31

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Better Off Dead..., directed by Savage Steve Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Country: United States

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Country: United States

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Country: United States

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Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Mapp & Lucia

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Country: United Kingdom

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CBS Storybreak

Starring: Hamilton Camp, Brian Cummings, Michael Bell, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois
  • Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Night Stalker suspect that terrorized South California captured in East Los Angeles.
  • Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the Night Stalker, is captured in Los Angeles.
  • The wreck of the RMS ''Titanic'' (1912) in the North Atlantic is located by a joint American-French expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard (WHOI) and Jean-Louis Michel (Ifremer) using side-scan sonar from RV ''Knorr''.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1985?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Food -- Aug. 26, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8971
  • Time: Inset: South African violence by Selwyn Tait.

Books

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

The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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Love And War

By: John Jakes

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced ...

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The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien 8

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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Dun Darach

Dun Darach

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

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Lode Runner's Rescue

Lode Runner's Rescue

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Synapse Software

Lunar Pool

Platform: NES, MSX, Virtual Console

Genre: Cue sports game

Publisher: Pony Canyon, Inc. (Japan) FCI (North America)

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