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Wednesday 17 July 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Fletcher and Loui Eriksson. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. The Black Cauldron, directed by Ted Berman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Doris Day's Best Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Project Space Station or I'm Sorry.
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 ?

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Mapp & Lucia

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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CBS Storybreak

Starring: Hamilton Camp, Brian Cummings, Michael Bell, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

Starring: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Black Cauldron

Directed by: Ted Berman

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan

Country: United States

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Explorers

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite

Country: United States

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence

Country: United States

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Silverado

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner

Country: United States

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The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Steven Spielberg -- July 15, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8965
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Special Issue: Immigrants -- July 8, 1985

Books

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

God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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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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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

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Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

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

Dig Dug II

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bandai

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I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Paperboy

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Atari Games, Elite Systems, Mindscape

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