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Tuesday 1 October 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dizzee Rascal and Porcelain Black. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Clementine's Enchanted Journey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flashgal or Imhotep.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States

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After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom

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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Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Vid Kids

Country: Canada

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The Brothers MacGregor

Written by: Julian Roach, John Stevenson

Starring: Malcolm Hebden, Paul Barber, Jean Heywood, Philip Whitchurch

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1985 ?

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
  • Nintendo releases the Super Mario Bros. video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US.

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

Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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Common Ground

By: J. Anthony Lukas

Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.

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A Maggot

By: John Fowles

In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that A Maggot began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside.

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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Jacqueline Briskin

From Publishers Weekly Three beautiful British sisters come to live in San Francisco with their rich Uncle Gideon whose protege, Curt Ivory, is destined to claim the heart of one of the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega



Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game



Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games


Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Vortex Software

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Ghetto Blaster

Platform: C64

Genre: Action

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