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Tuesday 13 August 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grega Bole and Lacey Brown. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna 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 Smart Women, Foolish Choices by Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beyond 2000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ice Palace or Galactic Warriors.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Country: United States

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Country: United States

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Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse

Country: United States

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

Country: United States

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European Vacation

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Roque Santeiro

Written by: Joaquim Assis, Dias Gomes

Directed by: Gonzaga Blota, Jayme Monjardim

Starring: Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Regina Duarte, Maurício Mattar

Turkey Television

Written by: Geraldine Laybourne, Roger Damon Price

Starring: Tim Reid

Country: Canada

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1985 ?

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Marion Martin: Actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67.

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

  • Time: Scanning electron micrograph by Erskine Palmer, CDC. Inset: Congress by Pat Oliphant.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8969
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 5, 1985


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

Smart Women, Foolish Choices

By: Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder

Smart Women Foolish Choices

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Funny Money

By: Mark Singer

From esteemed New Yorker writer Mark Singer comes this cautionary tale of the Penn Square Bank, the oil and gas broker in an Oklahoma City shopping mall whose collapse in 1982

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Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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The Amateurs

By: David Halberstam

"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport." *Walter Clemons Newsweek"A PENETRATING, FASCINATING AND REMARKABLY SUSPENSEFUL NARRATIVE."

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

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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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Galactic Warriors

Galactic Warriors

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP/EU Namco; NA/EU U.S. Gold

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Project Space Station

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

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