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Saturday 12 October 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shakti Mohan and Sammy Winward. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blade Runner or Chubby Cherub.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose

Country: Japan

Dotaman

Starring: Anna Murray

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Clementine's Enchanted Journey

Starring: Anick Faris

Country: France

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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Vid Kids

Country: Canada

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Country: United States

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The Quiet Earth

Directed by: Geoffrey Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith

Country: United States

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Come and See

Directed by: E. Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius

Country: United States

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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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1985?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trade Wars: Congress vs. Ronald Reagan -- Oct. 7, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8978
  • Life: Joan Collins

Books

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

God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien 8

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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Autoduel

Autoduel

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Amiga

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Origin Systems

Blade Runner

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot-em-up

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

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Chubby Cherub

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bandai

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Koronis Rift

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit family, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

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