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Wednesday 16 October 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 16, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Casey Stoner and Verena Sailer. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, directed by Jack Sholder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragontorc or Gribbly's Day Out.
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What the sky looked like on 16 October 1985

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Movies

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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Starring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

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School Spirit

Directed by: Alan Holleb

Starring: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville, Roberta Collins

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Evils of the Night

Directed by: Mohammed Rustam

Starring: Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, Tina Louise, John Carradine

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Directed by: Josh Becker

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

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Miranda

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Serena Grandi, Andrea Occhipinti, Franco Interlenghi, Andy J. Forest

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TV Series

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

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

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In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 October 1985 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Casey Stoner: Australian professional motorcycle racer, and a two-time MotoGP World Champion, in 2007 and 2011.
  • Verena Sailer: German sprinter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Claude Stroud: Actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78.
Facts:
  • Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
  • Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman and Jerome Karle
  • Intel introduces the 16 MHz 80386 processor. With a 32-bit data bus, it can directly address four gigabytes of memory. Processor speed is three to four million instructions per second. Intel spent $100 million developing the processor.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 16, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Common Ground

By: J. Anthony Lukas

Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.

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Living With The Kennedys

By: Marcia Chellis

Living With the Kennedys The Joan Kennedy Story

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The Immigrant'S Daughter

By: Howard Fast

In this triumphant conclusion to the Lavette saga, Howard Fast brings the story up to the present, to the fourth generation.

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Dancing In The Light

By: Shirley MacLaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Autoduel

Autoduel

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Amiga

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Origin Systems

Dun Darach

Dun Darach

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Gribbly's Day Out

Gribbly's Day Out

Platform: C64; Acorn Archimedes

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Dragontorc

Dragontorc

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Hex

Hex

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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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What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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The Vanishing Prairie

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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