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Thursday 15 August 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nipsey Hussle 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. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beyond 2000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formula One or Ice Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Movies

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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European Vacation

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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

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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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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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

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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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 Class

By: Erich Segal

From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alice in Wonderland

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Windham Classics

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Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

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Formula One

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports Management

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

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Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

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Richard Petty's Talladega

Platform: Commodore 64 Atari XL

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: NA Electronic Arts; EU Ariolasoft

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