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Sunday March 17, 1985, St. Patrick's Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anne Ross and Vassiliki Arvaniti. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. In UK You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Mexico Set by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Half Nelson. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Road Blaster or Be-Bop High School.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 March 1985

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Movies

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

Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Country: United States

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Not Quite Paradise

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Joanna Pacula, Sam Robards, Todd Graff, Kevin McNally

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Desperately Seeking Susan

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

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King David

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, Denis Quilley

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The Slugger's Wife

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid

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TV Series

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

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

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The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

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Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Drei reizende Schwestern

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Tatchi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the ''Night Stalker'', commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • Expo '85, a World's Fair, is held in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, until September 16.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 17, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Mexico Set

By: Len Deighton

Long-awaited reissue of the second part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.A

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Family Album

By: Danielle Steel

Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

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See You Later Alligator

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Hardcover with dustjacket.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Publisher: Micro Power

Ice Climber

Ice Climber

Platform: Famicom/NES, NEC PC-8801, Sharp X1, Arcade, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, e-Reader, Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Road Blaster

Road Blaster

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Sega Mega-CD, LaserActive, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, VHS, iOS, Sharp X68000, Windows

Genre: Interactive movie Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Mega-CD) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1)

Psi 5 Trading Company

Psi 5 Trading Company

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Space trading game

Publisher: Accolade

Home videos

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

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Vanishing Prairie

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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Those Calloways

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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