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Tuesday 20 August 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Álvaro Negredo and Thomas Domingo. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Police, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Funny Money by Mark Singer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Head or The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed.
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What the sky looked like on 20 August 1985

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Movies

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

Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

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Jagged Edge

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

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My American Cousin

Directed by: Sandy Wilson

Starring: Margaret Langrick, John Wildman, Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee

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Bepanaah

Directed by: Jagdish Sidana

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri

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The Lightship

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Arliss Howard

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TV Series

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

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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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Facts:
  • 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
  • Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
  • Hanspeter Beck of South Australia finishes a 3,875-mile, 51-day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle.
  • Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of the US.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 20, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Funny Money

By: Mark Singer

From esteemed New Yorker writer Mark Singer comes this cautionary tale of the Penn Square Bank, the oil and gas broker in an Oklahoma City shopping mall whose collapse in 1982

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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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The Lover

By: Marguerite Duras

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

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Nutcracker

By: Shana Alexander

The New York Times–bestselling classic true-crime story of Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, the Manhattan socialite who persuaded the one assassin who couldn’t refuse her—her teenage son—to kill her multimillionaire father In August

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blade Runner

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot-em-up

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

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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

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PC-8801, X68000, Wii and Wii U (Virtual Console), iOS, Android

Genre: Platform game Dungeon crawl Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP/NA Namco; JP Dempa; JP Enix (PC88)

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions

Beach Head

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Access Software

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Home videos

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

The Emerald Forest

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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An Officer and a Duck

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Return to Oz

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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