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Thursday 17 October 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Max Irons and Carlos González (baseball). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, directed by Jack Sholder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Last Wish by Betty Rollin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge or Ace.
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What the sky looked like on 17 October 1985

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Movies

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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Starring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

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School Spirit

Directed by: Alan Holleb

Starring: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville, Roberta Collins

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Evils of the Night

Directed by: Mohammed Rustam

Starring: Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, Tina Louise, John Carradine

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Directed by: Josh Becker

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

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Miranda

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Serena Grandi, Andrea Occhipinti, Franco Interlenghi, Andy J. Forest

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TV Series

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

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

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In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • French Author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
  • Lou Piniella named New York Yankee manager

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 17, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Last Wish

By: Betty Rollin

At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading.

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A Maggot

By: John Fowles

In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that A Maggot began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside.

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Contact

By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Soldier

Cosmic Soldier

Platform: MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Kogado Studio

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Platform: C64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Martech

Castle Quest

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: arcade adventure

Publisher: Micro Power

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Kong Strikes Back!

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Ace

Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

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Home videos

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

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Those Calloways

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Dumbo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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