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Friday 8 March 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. 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 The Eidolon or Paradroid.
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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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Magazine Covers

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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 Titan

By: Fred Mustard Stewart

Fiction Historical novel.

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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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Thinner

By: Richard Bachman

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Eidolon

Platform: Apple II, MSX, Atari XL/XE, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure

Publisher: Epyx

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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?

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Secret of the Sword

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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