Thursday April 11, 1985

US date format: 4/11/1985, UK date format: 11/4/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 11, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christie Laing and Barkhad Abdi. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lady Blue. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Commando or G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States of America

Stick

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Directed by: Emmett Alston

Starring: Shô Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow, Blackie Dammett

Arjun

Directed by: Rahul Rawail

Starring: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran, Anupam Kher

Moving Violations

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, James Keach, Brian Backer

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 11, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
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    Events

  • Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT) - Patrick Division Semifinals - Caps hold 2-0 lead
  • The ''USS Coral Sea'' collides with the Ecuadorian tanker ship ''Napo'' off the coast of Cuba.

    Famous Deaths

  • Bunny Ahearne: Irish-English ice hockey player and...

TV Series

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

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Books

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

The Lonely Silver Rain

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Hunt For Red October

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

Glitz

By: Elmore Leonard

“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

Inside, Outside

By: Herman Wouk

This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

The Seven Mountains Of Thomas Merton

By: Michael Mott

The only authorized biography of Merton-a New York Times bestseller and a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize-this book was based on interviews as well as Merton’s unpublished writings.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Edge Games

Nonterraqueous

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic

Dynamite Dan

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

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: action, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Epyx

Commando

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Virtual Console, PlayStation 3, X

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Capcom


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