Friday November 08, 1985

US date format: 11/8/1985, UK date format: 8/11/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 8, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jack Osbourne and Emmi Parviainen. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Miami Vice Theme by Jan Hammer. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Rocky IV, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier or Quake Minus One.
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Historical Events

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  • Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission

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Rocky IV

Rocky IV

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

White Nights

White Nights

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren

One Magic Christmas

One Magic Christmas

Directed by: Phillip Borsos

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill

King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine

Directed by: Harvey Miller

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Bill Macy

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

Days to next November 08

If November 08, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 10 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence

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A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets Of Harry Bright

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All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

A Maggot by John Fowles

A Maggot

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In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that A Maggot began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside.

The Immigrant'S Daughter by Howard Fast

The Immigrant'S Daughter

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In this triumphant conclusion to the Lavette saga, Howard Fast brings the story up to the present, to the fourth generation.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore Amiga, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Software Projects

Field Combat

Field Combat

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer,[1] Virtual Console

Genre: Shooting

Publisher: Jaleco

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

Talisman

Talisman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Windows, Mobile

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Games Workshop

Penguin Wars

Penguin Wars

Platform: Arcade, Game Boy, MSX, NES

Publisher: ASCII


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