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Tuesday 17 September 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 17, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tomáš Berdych and Alexander Ovechkin. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Cider House Rules by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arm Wrestling or Koronis Rift.
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What the sky looked like on 17 September 1985

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Movies

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

Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Country: United States

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Demons

Directed by: Lamberto Bava

Starring: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

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Faasle

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Rohan Kapoor, Farha Naaz

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Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States

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Three Men and a Cradle

Directed by: Coline Serreau

Starring: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

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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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Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Laura Ashley: Welsh-English fashion designer founded Laura Ashley plc (d. 1985).
Facts:
  • Soyuz T-14 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 17, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Cider House Rules

By: John Irving

First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

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The Hunt For Red October

By: Tom Clancy

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

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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Rambo

Rambo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Ocean Software

Arm Wrestling

Arm Wrestling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

Ace

Ace

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

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

Penguin Wars

Penguin Wars

Platform: Arcade, Game Boy, MSX, NES

Publisher: ASCII

Koronis Rift

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit family, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

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Home videos

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

House on Haunted Hill

Studio: Key Video

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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