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Tuesday 8 October 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kimberly Kevon and Bruno Mars. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Silver Bullet, directed by Daniel Attias, 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 Clementine's Enchanted Journey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hex or Hang-On.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Clementine's Enchanted Journey

Starring: Anick Faris

Country: France

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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Vid Kids

Country: Canada

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The Brothers MacGregor

Written by: Julian Roach, John Stevenson

Starring: Malcolm Hebden, Paul Barber, Jean Heywood, Philip Whitchurch

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

Movies

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

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States

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After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom

Country: United States

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Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Rembrandt & Hitler or Me premieres in Amsterdam
  • Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
  • Hijackers of Achille Lauro throw Leon Klinghoffer off the ship, killing him.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trade Wars: Congress vs. Ronald Reagan -- Oct. 7, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8978
  • Life: Joan Collins

Books

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

A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

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

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Lucky

By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

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Common Ground

By: J. Anthony Lukas

Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.

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After The Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

The popular sequel to Class Reunion, Rona Jaffe’s After the Reunion continues the heartwarming story of Daphne, Emily, Chris, and Annabel five years after their class reunion.

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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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Hex

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

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Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

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Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

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