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Wednesday 10 July 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mario Gómez and Emily King. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Explorers, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Family Album by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Doris Day's Best Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Mind Forever Voyaging or Brian Bloodaxe.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite

Country: United States

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner

Country: United States

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The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau

Country: United States

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Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Roque Santeiro

Written by: Joaquim Assis, Dias Gomes

Directed by: Gonzaga Blota, Jayme Monjardim

Starring: Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Regina Duarte, Maurício Mattar

Turkey Television

Written by: Geraldine Laybourne, Roger Damon Price

Starring: Tim Reid

Country: Canada

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

Las amazonas

Starring: Hilda Carrero, Eduardo Serrano, Julio Alcázar, Daniela Alvarado

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 July 1985 ?

  • Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
  • Bahamas - Independence Day
  • Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fernando Pereira: Portuguese-Dutch photographer and victim of the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior (Born 1950).
  • Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
  • Playboy publishes full frontal nude pictures of Madonna
  • Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
  • ''Live Aid'' pop concerts in London and Philadelphia raise over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
  • U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush serves as Acting President for 8 hours, while President Ronald W. Reagan undergoes colon cancer surgery.

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

Family Album

By: Danielle Steel

Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

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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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Breaking With Moscow

By: Arkady N. Shevchenko

The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

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Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

An omnibus collection of three favorites by the best-selling author of A Woman of Substance includes complete copies of Hold the Dream, To Be the Best, and Act

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Infernal Runner

Infernal Runner

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Loriciel

4-D Warriors

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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A Mind Forever Voyaging

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom, Activision (Commodore 128 version)

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Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

Finders Keepers

Platform: MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game, arcade adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

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