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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 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 Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. The Quiet Earth, directed by Geoffrey Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Goddess by Anthony Summers 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 Gribbly's Day Out or Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Country: United States

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Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States

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After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom

Country: United States

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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


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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1985 ?

  • 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
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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).
  • 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Anthony Summers

She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries.

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A Maggot

By: John Fowles

In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that A Maggot began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside.

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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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By: James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Elektronika 60, MS-DOS

Delta 16

Delta 16

Platform: Commodore 16 Commodore 64

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Amersoft

Gribbly's Day Out

Gribbly's Day Out

Platform: C64; Acorn Archimedes

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games

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