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Friday April 12, 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 12, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeisa Chiminazzo and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. 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 Cry Of The Kalahari by Mark and Delia Owen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lady Blue. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun.Smoke or Hex.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 12 April 1985

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

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

Country: United States

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Stick

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

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

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Directed by: Emmett Alston

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

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Mata Hari

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Christopher Cazenove, Oliver Tobias, Gaye Brown

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Arjun

Directed by: Rahul Rawail

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

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TV Series

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

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

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Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

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Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

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The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

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Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • 16th Shuttle Mission (51D) - Discovery 4 launched with Senator Jake Garn
  • US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
  • El Descanso bombing: A terrorist bombing attributed to the Islamic Jihad Organization in the ''El Descanso'' restaurant near Madrid, Spain, mostly attended by U.S. personnel of the Torrejon Air Force Base, causes 18 dead (all Spaniards) and 82 injured.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 12, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Cry Of The Kalahari

By: Mark and Delia Owen

This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and

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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

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Son Of The Morning Star

By: Evan S. Connell

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

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The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore Amiga, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Software Projects

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Gun.Smoke

Platform: FDS, NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum, Xbox, Sega Saturn, IBM PC

Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter, western

Publisher: Capcom, Romstar (North American Arcade release)

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One Man and His Droid

One Man and His Droid

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C16, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Puzzle

Publisher: Mastertronic

Hex

Hex

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Vanishing Prairie

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Dumbo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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