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Saturday 16 February 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 16, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stacy Lewis and Ron Vlaar. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gyroscope or Blackwyche.
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What the sky looked like on 16 February 1985

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Movies

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

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

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The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

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The Shooting Party

Directed by: Alan Bridges

Starring: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud

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Dance with a Stranger

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

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Lust in the Dust

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

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TV Series

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

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Drei reizende Schwestern

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Starring: Nobuo Tobita

Country: Japan

Roll Over Beethoven

Hôtel de police

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 February 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Larry Ward: Actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69.
Facts:
  • New Jersey Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons.
  • Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champion.
  • Hezbollah is founded.
  • William J. Schroeder becomes the first artificial heart patient to leave the hospital.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 16, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Strong Medicine

By: Arthur Hailey

Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

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Moscow Rules

By: Robert Moss

Yuri Andropov is dead, and the shaky succession of Konstantin Chernenko leaves Russia in turmoil. Like many others Sasha Preobrazhensky has become disillusioned with Moscow. He

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Publisher: Micro Power

Nonterraqueous

Nonterraqueous

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic

Gyroscope

Gyroscope

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Melbourne House

Blackwyche

Blackwyche

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Cap'n Magneto

Cap'n Magneto

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: adventure

Home videos

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

House on Haunted Hill

Studio: Key Video

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Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Falcon and the Snowman

Studio: Vestron Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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