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Friday 16 August 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Agnes Bruckner and Cristin Milioti. 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 The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Challenger or Mercenary.
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What the sky looked like on 16 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 16 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Tears For Fears - Shout
  2. Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  3. Never Surrender - Corey Hart
  4. Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  5. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
  6. Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
  7. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
  8. Who's Holding Donna Now - DeBarge
  9. Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  10. We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
  2. Who's Holding Donna Now - Debarge
  3. Attack Me With Your Love - Cameo
  4. Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
  5. Stir It Up - Patti LaBelle
  6. Kool & The Gang - Cherish
  7. It's Over Now - Luther Vandross
  8. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner
  9. Dancin' In The Key Of Life - Steve Arrington
  10. Rick James - Glow
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Into The Groove - Madonna
  2. UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe
  3. There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) - Eurythmics
  4. Holiday - Madonna
  5. We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner

Books

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

The Fourth Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who’s crazy like a fox On a rainy November night, Dr.

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Nutcracker

By: Shana Alexander

The New York Times–bestselling classic true-crime story of Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, the Manhattan socialite who persuaded the one assassin who couldn’t refuse her—her teenage son—to kill her multimillionaire father In August

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The Cider House Rules

By: John Irving

First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

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The Dangerous Summer

By: Ernest Hemingway

The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway's firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Norway 1985

Norway 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

A-Train

A-Train

Platform: Windows, Mac, Amiga, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, FM-7, Mega Drive, MSX2, NES, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Virtual Console

Genre: Vehicle Simulation Game

Publisher: JP Artdink; NA Maxis; EU Ocean Software

Mercenary

Mercenary

Platform: Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 16/116/Plus/4

Genre: Action-adventure

Challenger

Challenger

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Advance Mobile phone Virtual Console

Genre: Action game Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Nodes of Yesod

Nodes of Yesod

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Enterprise 64/128, iOS (Apple)

Genre: Maze; Platform

Home videos

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

Beverly Hills Cop

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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