Saturday August 10, 1985

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna Kendrick and Vivek Ramaswamy. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. My Beautiful Laundrette, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Lover by Marguerite Duras was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ninja JaJaMaru-kun or Be-Bop High School.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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My Beautiful Laundrette

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Warning Sign

Directed by: Hal Barwood

Starring: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Country: United States of America

Year of the Dragon

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

American Flyers

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

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Historical Events

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    Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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    Events

  • Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles.

    Famous Deaths

  • Kenny Backer: Comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart...

TV Series

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

Stingray

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Nattsudd

Oceanquest

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

The Lover

By: Marguerite Duras

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

Lonesome Dove

By: Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

Nutcracker

By: Shana Alexander

The New York Times–bestselling classic true-crime story of Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, the Manhattan socialite who persuaded the one assassin who couldn’t refuse her—her teenage son—to kill her multimillionaire father In August

The Class

By: Erich Segal

From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

The Fourth Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who’s crazy like a fox On a rainy November night, Dr.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Back to Skool

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Arcade, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco HAMSTER Corporation

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Platform: x86 (MS-DOS), Apple II series, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh SE

Genre: Role-playing video game with action elements.

Publisher: Brøderbund

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Platform: Coleco Adam; ColecoVision; Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Activision


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