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Thursday 15 August 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position 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 A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpha Mission or The Fairyland Story.
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What the sky looked like on 15 August 1985

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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

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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 this day

Planetary positions on August 15, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

A Catskill Eagle

By: Robert B. Parker

Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend, Hawk, go to find Susan.

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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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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

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hacker

Hacker

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC (MS-DOS), Macintosh, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Don't Buy This

Don't Buy This

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Video game compilations

Publisher: Firebird

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Platform: Arcade, MSX, X68000, mobile

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Alpha Mission

Alpha Mission

Platform: Arcade NES

Genre: Vertical Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Marsport

Marsport

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Home videos

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

The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Now You See Him, Now You Don't

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Dumbo

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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