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Friday 19 July 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 19, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include LaMarcus Aldridge and Darya Pishchalnikova. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Little Computer People or Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress.
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What the sky looked like on 19 July 1985

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Movies

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

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States

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Weird Science

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Country: United States

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States

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The Heavenly Kid

Directed by: Cary Medoway

Starring: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

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The Naked Country

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

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TV Series

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

Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 July 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
  • Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
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Facts:
  • Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle
  • Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
  • The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
  • U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush announces that New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe will become the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 19, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Footfall

By: Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.I LOVED IT!"--Tom ClancyThey first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth.

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The Dangerous Summer

By: Ernest Hemingway

The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway's firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride

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The Heart Of The Dragon

By: Alasdair Clayre

HEART OF THE DRAGON

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The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Arcade, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco HAMSTER Corporation

A Mind Forever Voyaging

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom, Activision (Commodore 128 version)

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Konami GT

Konami GT

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

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Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Platform: Coleco Adam; ColecoVision; Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Activision

Home videos

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

The Secret of the Sword

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Ghostbusters

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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