Wednesday July 17, 1985

US date format: 7/17/1985, UK date format: 17/7/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Tom Fletcher (singer) and Tom Cullen (actor). 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. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-15 Strike Eagle or Lode Runner's Rescue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Fright Night

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

Weird Science

Weird Science

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States of America

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Country: United States of America

The Heavenly Kid

The Heavenly Kid

Directed by: Cary Medoway

Starring: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Days to next July 17

If July 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 22 days.
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Books

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The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway

The Dangerous Summer

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The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway's firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride

Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Footfall

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"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.I LOVED IT!"--Tom ClancyThey first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth.

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt For Red October

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mach Rider

Mach Rider

Platform: Arcade, NES/Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Nintendo

King's Valley

King's Valley

Platform: MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

The Rats

The Rats

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Government simulation game / Text Adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, PC-8801, Sega Game Gear, MSX, NES, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, Arcade

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

Lode Runner's Rescue

Lode Runner's Rescue

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Synapse Software


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