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Sunday 8 December 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dwight Howard and Josh Donaldson. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Only One Woof by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Cutting Room. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Paradroid or Rags to Riches.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 December 1985

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Movies

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

The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States

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The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

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Star Knight

Directed by: Fernando Colomo

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey, Maria Lamor

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A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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Facts:
  • Laurie Rinker / Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 60th Australian Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (6-2, 4-6, 6-2).
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) established.

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Sport Games on 8 December 1985

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Kansas City Chiefs : 10 - 38
  • Cleveland Browns - Seattle Seahawks : 13 - 31
  • Dallas Cowboys - Cincinnati Bengals : 24 - 50
  • Detroit Lions - New England Patriots : 6 - 23
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 08, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

Only One Woof

By: James Herriot

Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

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Secrets

By: Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler

“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

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Goddess

By: Anthony Summers

She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Paradroid

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, C64 Direct-to-TV, Virtual Console, iOS (ZX Spectrum Elite Collection)

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Puzzle

Publisher: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

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Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD

Konami's Ping Pong

Konami's Ping Pong

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Famicom Disk System, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Konami

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

Platform: C64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Melody Hall Publishing Corp

Pit Pot

Pit Pot

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Puzzle Action

Publisher: Sega

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 Nesting

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Secret of the Sword

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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The Falcon and the Snowman

Studio: Vestron Video

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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