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Saturday 17 August 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yu Aoi and Yū Aoi. 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. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beyond 2000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom or The Legend of Kage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Roque Santeiro

Written by: Joaquim Assis, Dias Gomes

Directed by: Gonzaga Blota, Jayme Monjardim

Starring: Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Regina Duarte, Maurício Mattar

Turkey Television

Written by: Geraldine Laybourne, Roger Damon Price

Starring: Tim Reid

Country: Canada

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Country: United States

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Country: United States

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Country: United States

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Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant
  • Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando
  • Dave Kingman hits his 400th home run.
  • Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Scanning electron micrograph by Erskine Palmer, CDC. Inset: Congress by Pat Oliphant.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8969
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: South Africa -- Aug. 5, 1985

Books

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

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.

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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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Fall From Grace

By: Larry Collins

A beautiful French agent, Catherine Pradier, risks her life to deceive the Nazis as to where and when the Allies will invade the Continent of Europe and begin the end of

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Jubal Sackett

By: Louis L'Amour

In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games

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The Legend of Kage

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Family Computer/NES, MSX, Virtual Console, X1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP/NA Taito; JP Square Enix (3DSVC); EU Imagine Studios (CPC/C64)

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Ring King

Platform: Arcade Nintendo Entertainment System MSX2 Mobile phone

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Woodplace, Inc. Data East Namco

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Flashgal

Flashgal

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

One Man and His Droid

One Man and His Droid

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C16, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Puzzle

Publisher: Mastertronic


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