Thursday February 14, 1985, Valentine's Day

US date format: 2/14/1985, UK date format: 14/2/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 14, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Karima Adebibe and Havana Brown (DJ). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baraduke or Ice Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Dance with a Stranger

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Lust in the Dust

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

Morons from Outer Space

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Joanne Pearce, Jimmy Nail

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 14, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
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    Events

  • Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut, Lebanon.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Drei reizende Schwestern

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Starring: Nobuo Tobita

Country: Japan

Roll Over Beethoven

Hôtel de police

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

Illusions Of Love

By: Cynthia Freeman

Do we make our own destinies? Can we alter the courses of our lives?Cynthia Freeman’s New York Times bestselling novel will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of a second

Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

The Seven Mountains Of Thomas Merton

By: Michael Mott

The only authorized biography of Merton-a New York Times bestseller and a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize-this book was based on interviews as well as Merton’s unpublished writings.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Baraduke

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Dempa (Sharp X68000)

Dynamite Dan

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Platform: Coleco Adam; ColecoVision; Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Activision


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