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Tuesday 6 August 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mickael Delage and Bafetimbi Gomis. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, 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 Beyond 2000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackwyche or Blade Runner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

Starring: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Weird Science

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock

Country: United States

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European Vacation

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill

Country: United States

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Forbes Burnham: Guyanese visionary, 3rd President and 1st Prime Minister of Guyana (Born 1923).
Facts:
  • 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
  • Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike
  • STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad
  • In Hiroshima, tens of thousands mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 5, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8968
  • Life: The Fabulous Fifties

Books

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

God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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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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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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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blackwyche

Blackwyche

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

International Karate

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: System 3 (Europe), Epyx (USA)

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Mach Rider

Platform: Arcade, NES/Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Blade Runner

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot-em-up

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

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Cap'n Magneto

Cap'n Magneto

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: adventure


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