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Friday 8 March 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 8, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Tabourin and Ewa Sonnet. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. In UK You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Sylvester, directed by Tim Hunter, 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 Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Head or Paradroid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 March 1985

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Movies

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

Sylvester

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers

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Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

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La vaquilla

Directed by: Luis García Berlanga

Starring: Alfredo Landa, Guillermo Montesinos, Santiago Ramos, José Sacristán

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

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The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

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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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Drei reizende Schwestern

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The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Guitarra

Wildside

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 March 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
  • Saint Humfried of Terwaan
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Thomas Creighton: US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hours), dies at age 33.
  • Edward Andrews: Griffin, Georgia -- Actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat).
Facts:
  • Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
  • A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and ''de facto'' leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Mohammed Al Fayed buys the London-based department store company Harrods.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 08, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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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 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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The Finishing School

By: Gail Godwin

Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color.

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Moses The Kitten

By: James Herriot

A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beach Head

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Access Software

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Macadam Bumper

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Oric-1/Atmos, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Personal Software Services (UK) Accolade (US)

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Balance of Power

Platform: Windows, Apple Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, MSX, Apple II

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Mindscape

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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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Doppleganger

Doppleganger

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Alligata Software Americana

Home videos

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

The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Dumbo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Muppets Take Manhattan

Studio: CBS/Fox Video

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The Flamingo Kid

Studio: Vestron Video

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