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Monday 8 April 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 8, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marie Marchand-Arvier and Patrick Schliwa. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while See You Later Alligator by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lady Blue. If you liked videogames you were probably playing I'm Sorry or Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 April 1985

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Movies

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

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States

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Stick

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Directed by: Emmett Alston

Starring: Shô Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow, Blackie Dammett

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Mata Hari

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Christopher Cazenove, Oliver Tobias, Gaye Brown

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Arjun

Directed by: Rahul Rawail

Starring: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran, Anupam Kher

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TV Series

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

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

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Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

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Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

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The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

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Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Leader of the Pack opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • Amdahl releases UTS/V, first mainframe Unix operating system.
  • Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 08, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

See You Later Alligator

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Hardcover with dustjacket.

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

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Son Of The Morning Star

By: Evan S. Connell

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

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Distant Neighbors

By: Alan Riding

A study of Mexico - political, social, cultural, economic - by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Doomdark's Revenge

Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

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)

Gun.Smoke

Platform: FDS, NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum, Xbox, Sega Saturn, IBM PC

Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter, western

Publisher: Capcom, Romstar (North American Arcade release)

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Home videos

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

The Sure Thing

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Beach Boys: An American Band

Studio: Vestron Video

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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