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Friday 20 December 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 20, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jillian Grace and Gilbert Kirwa. 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. Head Office, directed by Ken Finkleman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dunera Boys. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpha Mission or Konami's Ping Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1985 or at December 20 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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What the sky looked like on 20 December 1985

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Movies

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

Head Office

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

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Revolution

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States

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The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

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Star Knight

Directed by: Fernando Colomo

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey, Maria Lamor

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TV Series

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

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

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Oliver Maass

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The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Facts:
  • Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points).
  • Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC.
  • Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is first).

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Sport Games on 20 December 1985

NFL
American Football
  • Denver Broncos - Seattle Seahawks : 27 - 24
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 20, 1985 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on December 20, 1985 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler

“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

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What'S Bred In The Bone

By: Robertson Davies

At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

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Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Konami's Ping Pong

Konami's Ping Pong

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Famicom Disk System, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Konami

Alpha Mission

Alpha Mission

Platform: Arcade NES

Genre: Vertical Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

Monty is Innocent

Monty is Innocent

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Cavelord

Cavelord

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

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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Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Dumbo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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