Thursday July 11, 1985

US date format: 7/11/1985, UK date format: 11/7/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Adamson (actor) and Robert Adamson. 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. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Acrojet or Psi 5 Trading Company.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States of America

The Heavenly Kid

The Heavenly Kid

Directed by: Cary Medoway

Starring: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

The Naked Country

The Naked Country

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

Silverado

Silverado

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Country: United States of America

Pyari Behna

Pyari Behna

Directed by: Bapu

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini Kolhapure, Tanvi Azmi, Vinod Mehra

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden

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TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

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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 House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House Of The Spirits

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family,

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

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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

A Creed For The Third Millennium by Colleen McCullough

A Creed For The Third Millennium

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Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr.

Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler

Mountbatten

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A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Acrojet

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.

Racing Destruction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

Psi 5 Trading Company

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Space trading game

Publisher: Accolade

Arm Wrestling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

Doppleganger

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Alligata Software Americana


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