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Tuesday 16 July 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 16, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Heather Blumberg and Yoko Hikasa. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, 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 Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Finders Keepers or King's Valley.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 16 July 1985

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Movies

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

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States

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Weird Science

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Country: United States

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States

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The Heavenly Kid

Directed by: Cary Medoway

Starring: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

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The Naked Country

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

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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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About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 16 July
Famous Deaths:
  • Wayne King: American saxophonist, songwriter and bandleader (Born 1901).
Facts:
  • 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota
  • All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
  • Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
  • F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 16, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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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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The Heart Of The Dragon

By: Alasdair Clayre

HEART OF THE DRAGON

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If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

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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 ?

Finders Keepers

Platform: MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game, arcade adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

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King's Valley

King's Valley

Platform: MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

Lot Lot

Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Konami GT

Konami GT

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

Chuckie Egg 2

Chuckie Egg 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga

Genre: Arcade game, Adventure game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

Home videos

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

Ghostbusters

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Flamingo Kid

Studio: Vestron Video

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