Saturday September 14, 1985

US date format: 9/14/1985, UK date format: 14/9/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 14, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aya Ueto and Alex Clare. In that special week of September people in US were listening to St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) by John Parr. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Faasle, directed by Yash Chopra, 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 The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace or The Fairyland Story.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Faasle

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Rohan Kapoor, Farha Naaz

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States of America

Three Men and a Cradle

Directed by: Coline Serreau

Starring: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Creator

Directed by: Ivan Passer

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen

Streetwalkin'

Directed by: Joan Freeman

Starring: Melissa Leo, Dale Midkiff, Leon, Antonio Fargas

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 14, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.

    Events

  • Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986

TV Series

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

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Stingray

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 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 Grasshopper Trap

By: Patrick F. McManus

The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

Less Than Zero

By: Bret Easton Ellis

Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at

Lucky

By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

The Lover

By: Marguerite Duras

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Fairyland Story

Platform: Arcade, MSX, X68000, mobile

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom, Activision (Commodore 128 version)

Ace

Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

Chimera

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Firebird

Highway Encounter

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Vortex Software


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