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Sunday 17 March 1985, St. Patrick's Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vassiliki Arvaniti and Tuğba Karademir. 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. The Last Dragon, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Cry Of The Kalahari by Mark and Delia Owen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Day the Universe Changed. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ikki or Cyclone.
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 30 days ?

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

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Kyoju tokuso Jaspion

Starring: Mika Muramatsu, Hikaru Kurosaki, Kiyomi Tsukada

Country: Japan

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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Johann Sebastian Bach

Starring: Ulrich Thein, Franziska Troegner, Rosemarie Bärhold, Wolf Goette

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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 months ?

The Last Dragon

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney

Country: United States

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Mask

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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Witness

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

Country: United States

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The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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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)
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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Star Wars -- Mar. 11, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8947
  • Time: Inset: traffic on U.S.-Mexico border.

Books

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

Cry Of The Kalahari

By: Mark and Delia Owen

This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

In this powerful, inspiring volume, former "Late Night America" host and recovering alcoholic Dennis Wholey tells his story. In addition, celebrities from Doc Severinson to Sid Caesar to Jason Robards speak

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Loving Each Other

By: Leo Buscaglia

In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

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Citizen Hughes

By: Michael Drosnin

Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ikki

Platform: Arcade Famicom Microsoft Windows Virtual Console[1] PlayStation (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1) PlayStation Network (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1)[2] Mobile phone PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco (arcade version) Sunsoft

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Konami GT

Konami GT

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

Citadel

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: Superior Software

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Cyclone

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Vortex Software

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The Halley Project

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit family Commodore 64 Commodore Amiga

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Mindscape

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