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Thursday 19 September 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Song Joong-Ki and Renee Young. 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. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alice in Wonderland or Tehkan Gridiron Fight.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom

Country: United States

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Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Country: United States

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Country: United States

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Vid Kids

Country: Canada

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The Brothers MacGregor

Written by: Julian Roach, John Stevenson

Starring: Malcolm Hebden, Paul Barber, Jean Heywood, Philip Whitchurch

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 September 1985 ?

  • Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
  • Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Italo Calvino: Italian noted writer who dominated the literary scene after the war.
  • Allied Chemical (Allied Corp.) changes its company name to Allied-Signal Incorp.
  • Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
  • An 8.1 Richter scale earthquake strikes Mexico City. Around 10,000 people are killed, 30,000 injured, and 95,000 left homeless.

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Sport Games on 19 September 1985

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 33 - 24
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: pro baseball cocaine use.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8975
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mikhail Gorbachev -- Sep. 9, 1985


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

The Grasshopper Trap

By: Patrick F. McManus

The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

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If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

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Final Cut

By: Steven Bach

Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster, for ego

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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Last V8

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mastertronics

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NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

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Alice in Wonderland

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Windham Classics

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The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

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