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Monday 17 June 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rafael Sobis and Özge Akın. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Heaven by Bryan Adams. In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd was in the top 5 hits. Lifeforce, directed by Tobe Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Class by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roque Santeiro. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back to the Future or Dragon Skulle.
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 ?

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

Las amazonas

Starring: Hilda Carrero, Eduardo Serrano, Julio Alcázar, Daniela Alvarado

Mapp & Lucia

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Lifeforce

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

Country: United States

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Cocoon

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn

Country: United States

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Return to Oz

Directed by: Walter Murch

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh

Country: United States

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Cannibal Holocaust

Directed by: Ruggero Deodato

Starring: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen

Country: United States

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyda

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Piet De Somer: Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67.
  • John Boulting: English director producer and screenwriter (d. 1985).
Facts:
  • 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G) - Discovery 5 launched
  • John Hendricks launches the Discovery Channel in the United States.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Spy Scandal Grows -- June 17, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8961
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan's Tax Package -- June 10, 1985

Books

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

The Class

By: Erich Segal

From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

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A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

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The Heart Of The Dragon

By: Alasdair Clayre

HEART OF THE DRAGON

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Mountbatten

By: Philip Ziegler

A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Back to the Future

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Electric Dreams Software

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Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

Cosmic Wartoad

Cosmic Wartoad

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean

Gyroscope

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

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Melbourne House

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Dragon Skulle

Dragon Skulle

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game


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