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Friday 8 February 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Liza Pastor and Jeremy Davis. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing or Bored of the Rings.
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Movies

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

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States

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Angry Harvest

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

Starring: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Wojciech Pszoniak, Gerd Baltus

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Zamana

Directed by: Ramesh Talwar

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Ranjeeta Kaur

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Martin's Day

Directed by: Alan Gibson

Starring: Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn, Justin Henry

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Fuk sing go jiu

Directed by: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Starring: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Richard Ng

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TV Series

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

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Pogo 1104

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Drei reizende Schwestern

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Dodger, Bonzo and the Rest

Rädda Joppe - död eller levande

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tom Greenway: Actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75.
  • Marvin Miller: American actor (Michael Anthony of The Millionaire), dies at age 71 (born 1913).
  • William Lyons: English businessman co-founded Jaguar Cars (d. 1985).
Facts:
  • Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea.
  • Michael Gross swims world record 800 metre freestyle (7:38.75).

Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

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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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Strong Medicine

By: Arthur Hailey

Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

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Moscow Rules

By: Robert Moss

Yuri Andropov is dead, and the shaky succession of Konstantin Chernenko leaves Russia in turmoil. Like many others Sasha Preobrazhensky has become disillusioned with Moscow. He

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dun Darach

Dun Darach

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

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Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Games Workshop

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision/Mastertronic

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Delta 4, CRL Group

Home videos

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

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

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 Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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