Saturday August 17, 1985

US date format: 8/17/1985, UK date format: 17/8/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yû Aoi and Wendy González. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Lover by Marguerite Duras was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Norway 1985 or Fooblitzky.
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Desert Hearts

Directed by: Donna Deitch

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Country: United States of America

American Ninja

Directed by: Sam Firstenberg

Starring: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Guich Koock

My Beautiful Laundrette

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Warning Sign

Directed by: Hal Barwood

Starring: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 17, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

    Events

  • 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Stingray

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ich, Christian Hahn

Drummonds

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1985?

Books

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

The Lover

By: Marguerite Duras

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

By: Dominick Dunne

When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

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

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

The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Norway 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

A-Train

Platform: Windows, Mac, Amiga, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, FM-7, Mega Drive, MSX2, NES, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Virtual Console

Genre: Vehicle Simulation Game

Publisher: JP Artdink; NA Maxis; EU Ocean Software

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Platform: Arcade PS4 (Arcade Archives)

Genre: Sports, Professional wrestling

Publisher: Taito HAMSTER (PS4)

Jet

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Macintosh, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Flight Simulator

Publisher: subLOGIC


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