Tuesday December 17, 1985

US date format: 12/17/1985, UK date format: 17/12/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greg James and Jeremy McKinnon. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Head Office, directed by Ken Finkleman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dunera Boys. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien 8 or 4-D Warriors.
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Head Office

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Revolution

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States of America

The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Star Knight

Directed by: Fernando Colomo

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey, Maria Lamor

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Historical Events

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  • US President Ronald Reagan signs the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-185) directing Treasury to issue 0.9167 fine gold bullion coins: $50 (one ounce), $25 (half ounce), $10 (quarter ounce), $5 (tenth ounce). The gold is to be acquired from natural deposits in the US or territory or possession when possible, and when not, from the US reserves. Profits from sales would be used to pay down the national debt.

TV Series

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

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Oliver Maass

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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

Books

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

A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

What'S Bred In The Bone

By: Robertson Davies

At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

House

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore Amiga, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Software Projects

4-D Warriors

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

Alien 8

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Arm Wrestling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

Exed Exes

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Virtual Console

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Capcom, Tokuma Shoten (Famicom)


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