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Monday 5 August 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 5, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Salomon Kalou and Crystal Bowersox. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. My Beautiful Laundrette, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed or Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back.
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What the sky looked like on 5 August 1985

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

My Beautiful Laundrette

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

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Warning Sign

Directed by: Hal Barwood

Starring: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

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Year of the Dragon

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

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American Flyers

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

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Volunteers

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

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TV Series

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

Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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Nattsudd

Oceanquest

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
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Facts:
  • Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • Baseball players go on strike for two days.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 05, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Dangerous Summer

By: Ernest Hemingway

The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway's firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride

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Thinner

By: Richard Bachman

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

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The Hunt For Red October

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

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Jubal Sackett

By: Louis L'Amour

In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Nine Princes in Amber

Nine Princes in Amber

Platform: C64, DOS, Atari ST, Apple II, MSX2

Genre: Text Adventure with graphics

Publisher: Telarium Corporation

The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC

Publisher: Hutchinson Computer Publishing

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Access Software (1985)

Formation Z

Formation Z

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Jaleco

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Muppets Take Manhattan

Studio: CBS/Fox Video

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Ghostbusters

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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