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Saturday 20 July 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Francis Daley and Harley Morenstein. 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 If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Fairyland Story or The Legend of Kage.
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What the sky looked like on 20 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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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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Silverado

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Country: United States

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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 20 July 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
  • Walt Disney World welcomes its 200-millionth guest, Virgil Waytes, Jr.
  • The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
  • State President of South Africa, P. W. Botha, declares a state of emergency in 36 magisterial districts of South Africa amid growing civil unrest in black townships.

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Books

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

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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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 Cider House Rules

By: John Irving

First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

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Thinner

By: Richard Bachman

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Platform: Arcade, MSX, X68000, mobile

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Dun Darach

Dun Darach

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

The Legend of Kage

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Family Computer/NES, MSX, Virtual Console, X1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP/NA Taito; JP Square Enix (3DSVC); EU Imagine Studios (CPC/C64)

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Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Platform: Arcade PS4 (Arcade Archives)

Genre: Sports, Professional wrestling

Publisher: Taito HAMSTER (PS4)

Home videos

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

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Gremlins

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Vanishing Prairie

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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