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Friday 18 October 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lindsey Kildow and Derrick Tribbett. 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. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hard Labeur. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Benny Hill's Madcap Chase or Kong Strikes Back!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Country: United States

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The Quiet Earth

Directed by: Geoffrey Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith

Country: United States

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Come and See

Directed by: E. Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 October 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
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Facts:
  • Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States, in New York City. Special displays are set up in department, toy, and electronics stores. The NES comes with the Robotic Operating Buddy and the Zapper light gun. Price is US$125. Seventeen game cartridges are available with the launch of the game system.
  • The Nintendo Entertainment System, including the Super Mario Bros. pack-in game is released.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Mikhail Gorbachev
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8979
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trade Wars: Congress vs. Ronald Reagan -- Oct. 7, 1985

Books

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

The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

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God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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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 ?

A-Train

Platform: Windows, Mac, Amiga, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, FM-7, Mega Drive, MSX2, NES, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Virtual Console

Genre: Vehicle Simulation Game

Publisher: JP Artdink; NA Maxis; EU Ocean Software

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Gribbly's Day Out

Gribbly's Day Out

Platform: C64; Acorn Archimedes

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: dk'tronics

Kong Strikes Back!

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Psi 5 Trading Company

Psi 5 Trading Company

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

Genre: Space trading game

Publisher: Accolade


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