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Saturday 12 October 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 12, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sammy Winward and Ly Jonaitis. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except, directed by Josh Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mercenary or Marsport.
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What the sky looked like on 12 October 1985

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Movies

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

Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Directed by: Josh Becker

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

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Miranda

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Serena Grandi, Andrea Occhipinti, Franco Interlenghi, Andy J. Forest

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Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

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Wuthering Heights

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Starring: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu, Alice de Poncheville

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Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

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In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

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Rockschool

Hard Labeur

Starring: Nora Barten, Roger Bolders, Sjarel Branckaerts, Dirk Celis

Country: Belgium

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ricky Wilson: American musician (The B-52's) (Born 1953).
  • Johnny Olson: American game show announcer (Price is Right), dies at age 75 (born 1910).
Facts:
  • Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission
  • International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 12, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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.

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On The Road With Charles Kuralt

By: Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

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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

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Last Wish

By: Betty Rollin

At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hang-On

Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Desert Fox

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Publisher: Accolade Inc.

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Mercenary

Mercenary

Platform: Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 16/116/Plus/4

Genre: Action-adventure

Marsport

Marsport

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Home videos

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

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Return to Oz

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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