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Wednesday 18 December 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hana Soukupova and Tara Conner. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathstar or G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
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 ?

Floyd on Fish

Starring: Keith Floyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hard Labeur

Starring: Nora Barten, Roger Bolders, Sjarel Branckaerts, Dirk Celis

Country: Belgium

Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose

Country: Japan

Dotaman

Starring: Anna Murray

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Clementine's Enchanted Journey

Starring: Anick Faris

Country: France

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • UN Security Council unanimously condemns acts of hostage-taking

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Halley's Comet -- Dec. 16, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8989
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teenage Pregnancy -- Dec. 9, 1985

Books

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

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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Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies

By: Lewis Grizzard

"Imagine Andy Rooney with a Georgia accent." The Houston PostJohn Wayne had it. True Grit, that is. Bestselling humorist and philosopher Lewis Grizzard looked for other Americans with true grit.

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The Vampire Lestat

By: Anne Rice

Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock

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Charles & Diana

By: Ralph G. Martin

Illustrated with thirty-two pages of photographs, this in-depth, intimate portrait of the future royalty of England draws on interviews with family, friends, confidants, and associates of the royal couple.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: text based adventure

Publisher: BBC Software

Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

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Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Deathstar

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: action, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Epyx

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