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Wednesday April 17, 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rooney Mara and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Movers & Shakers, directed by William Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Living Planet by David Attenborough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lady Blue. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gradius or Ninja JaJaMaru-kun.
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What the sky looked like on 17 April 1985

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Movies

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

Movers & Shakers

Directed by: William Asher

Starring: Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Tyne Daly

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Gymkata

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton, Edward Bell

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States

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Stick

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Directed by: Emmett Alston

Starring: Shô Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow, Blackie Dammett

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TV Series

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

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

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Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

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Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

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The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

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Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 17, 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 ?

The Living Planet

By: David Attenborough

The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth

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The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

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.

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Inside, Outside

By: Herman Wouk

This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

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The Hunt For Red October

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Arcade, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco HAMSTER Corporation

Doomdark's Revenge

Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Psi 5 Trading Company

Psi 5 Trading Company

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Space trading game

Publisher: Accolade

The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Gradius

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

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Home videos

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

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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