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Thursday August 15, 1985

US date format: 8/15/1985, UK date format: 15/8/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cogie Domingo and Emily Kinney. 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. Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bounces or Dynamite Dan.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Desert Hearts

Directed by: Donna Deitch

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

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Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Country: United States of America

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American Ninja

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

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My Beautiful Laundrette

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

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Warning Sign

Directed by: Hal Barwood

Starring: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

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TV Series

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

Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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Ich, Christian Hahn

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
  • Iraqi air raid on Iran oil-island Kharg

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Planetary positions on August 15, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

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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.

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Lonesome Dove

By: Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

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Loving Each Other

By: Leo Buscaglia

In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Back to Skool

Back to Skool

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Dynamite Dan

Dynamite Dan

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

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Ring King

Ring King

Platform: Arcade Nintendo Entertainment System MSX2 Mobile phone

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Woodplace, Inc. Data East Namco

Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Princess and the Pirate

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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The Emerald Forest

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Dumbo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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