Saturday March 16, 1985

US date format: 3/16/1985, UK date format: 16/3/1985

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It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Nicole Trunfio and Clio Pajczer. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. In UK You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Half Nelson. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Mario or Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Movies

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Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Country: United States of America

Not Quite Paradise

Not Quite Paradise

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Joanna Pacula, Sam Robards, Todd Graff, Kevin McNally

Desperately Seeking Susan

Desperately Seeking Susan

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

King David

King David

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley

The Slugger's Wife

The Slugger's Wife

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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Events

  • Denny McLain, pitcher, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years.

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TV Series

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Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Tatchi

Tatchi

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Books

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Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin

Citizen Hughes

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Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

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The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

Moscow Rules by Robert Moss

Moscow Rules

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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

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman

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The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

The Abandonment Of The Jews by David S. Wyman

The Abandonment Of The Jews

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The Abandonment of the Jews received enormous critical and commercial attention when it was first released in 1984, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks as well

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Acrojet

Acrojet

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.

Super Mario

Super Mario

Platform: Game & Watch Game Boy Advance Game Boy Game Boy Color GameCube Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii Wii U; Game & Watch; Game Boy

Genre: Platform, fantasy

Publisher: Nintendo

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

Metro-Cross

Metro-Cross

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP/EU Namco; NA/EU U.S. Gold

Project Space Station

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware


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