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Thursday 7 February 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Deborah Ann Woll and Tina Majorino. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner. In UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Sicilian by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bogart. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Finders Keepers or Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge.
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Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

Country: United States

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The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Ole Michelsen, Søren Høy

Country: Denmark


Starring: The It Dancers

Country: Philippines

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Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman

Starring: Rica Matsumoto, Takeshi Ishikawa, Haruki Hamada, Kazuoki Takahashi

Country: Japan

The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Man from Moscow

Written by: Andrew Carr

Directed by: Paul Seed

Starring: David Calder, Christopher Rozycki, Hetty Baynes, Harry Fielder

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 February 1985 ?

  • Blessed Eugenia Smet (d.1871)
  • Independence Day in Grenada (1974).
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mulk (Dominion) - First day of the 18th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan (2005).
  • Saints Paul Miki and his 25 companians (d. Nagasaki, 1597)
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Famous Deaths:
  • New York, New York became the official anthem of New York City
  • New York Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City, New York.

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

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 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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Pieces Of My Mind

By: Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

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The Fourth Protocol

By: Frederick Forsyth

It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence--Aurora, the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

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Finders Keepers

Platform: MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game, arcade adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

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Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

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