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Sunday February 17, 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anne Curtis and Anders Jacobsen (ski jumper). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Finishing School by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Nonterraqueous or Back to Skool.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 17 February 1985

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Movies

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

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

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The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

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The Shooting Party

Directed by: Alan Bridges

Starring: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud

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Dance with a Stranger

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

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Lust in the Dust

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Starring: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

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TV Series

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

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Drei reizende Schwestern

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Starring: Nobuo Tobita

Country: Japan

Roll Over Beethoven

Hôtel de police

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 17 February
Famous Deaths:
  • Wanda Perry: Actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67.
Facts:
  • 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
  • 1st day / night game at the MCG, Australia vs. England
  • 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
  • Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater.
  • Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 17, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

The Finishing School

By: Gail Godwin

Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color.

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Life Its Ownself

By: Dan Jenkins

the semi tougher adventures of billy clyde puckett & them

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The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Deathstar

Deathstar

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

Back to Skool

Back to Skool

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

Macadam Bumper

Macadam Bumper

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Oric-1/Atmos, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Personal Software Services (UK) Accolade (US)

Nonterraqueous

Nonterraqueous

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic

Cops 'n' Robbers

Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

Home videos

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

The Sure Thing

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Those Calloways

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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