Tuesday October 08, 1985

US date format: 10/8/1985, UK date format: 8/10/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruno Mars and Simone Bolelli. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except, directed by Josh Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Buggy Boy or Fight Night.
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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Directed by: Josh Becker

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

Miranda

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Serena Grandi, Andrea Occhipinti, Franco Interlenghi, Andy J. Forest

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Wuthering Heights

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Starring: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu, Alice de Poncheville

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 08, 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
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    Events

  • Rembrandt & Hitler or Me premieres in Amsterdam

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Rockschool

Hard Labeur

Starring: Nora Barten, Roger Bolders, Sjarel Branckaerts, Dirk Celis

Country: Belgium

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler

“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Living With The Kennedys

By: Marcia Chellis

Living With the Kennedys The Joan Kennedy Story

Contact

By: Carl Sagan

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.

Common Ground

By: J. Anthony Lukas

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

A Maggot

By: John Fowles

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Déjà Vu

Platform: Apple IIGS, Macintosh; Atari ST; Commodore 64, Amiga; DOS; Game Boy Color; Microsoft Windows (Pocket PC); NES

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape Kemco (NES, GBC)

Cap'n Magneto

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: adventure

Fight Night

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, Atari XEGS

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Accolade U.S. Gold

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

Buggy Boy

Platform: Arcade; Commodore 64; ZX Spectrum; Amstrad CPC; Amiga; Atari ST

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Tatsumi; NA Data East


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