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Thursday 31 October 1985

1985-10-31

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. To Live and Die in L.A., directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

To Live and Die in L.A.

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow

Country: United States

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Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Country: United States

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The Quiet Earth

Directed by: Geoffrey Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith

Country: United States

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Hard Labeur

Starring: Nora Barten, Roger Bolders, Sjarel Branckaerts, Dirk Celis

Country: Belgium

Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose

Country: Japan

Dotaman

Starring: Anna Murray

Country: United Kingdom

Clementine's Enchanted Journey

Starring: Anick Faris

Country: France

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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1985 ?

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
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Anne Dechauffour: French tourist, she was shot at point-blank range with her mother, Corinne, painter, on the parking of the Westgate Mail, in Nairobi.
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Famous Deaths:

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The Hijack Fallout. On cover: clockwise fr. top L: Reagan, Craxi, Arafat and Mubarak
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8981
  • Time: Inset: designer Issey Miyake

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 ?

Cavelord

Cavelord

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

Deathstar

Deathstar

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

Hex

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

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