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Wednesday 20 November 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 20, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dan Byrd and Juan Cruz Alvarez. In that special week of November people in US were listening to We Built This City by Starship. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Young Sherlock Holmes, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blind Date. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Everyone's A Wally or The Bard's Tale.
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What the sky looked like on 20 November 1985

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Movies

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

Young Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins

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House

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Country: United States

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Fool for Love

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid

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The Good Father

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Frances Viner

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Maa Kasam

Directed by: Shibu Mitra

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Divya Rana, Ranjeet, Amjad Khan

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TV Series

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

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 November 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
  • UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bill Scott: cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at age 65.
Facts:
  • New York Yankees' Don Mattingly named American League Most Valuable Player.
  • Microsoft ships Microsoft Windows for the IBM PC, for US$100. It is delivered two years after the initial announcement of the product.
  • Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on November 20, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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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Texas

By: James A. Michener

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative ...

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The Vampire Lestat

By: Anne Rice

Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock

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The Bachman Books

By: Stephen King

Prefaced with Stephen King's explanation of why he wrote under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, this is a one-volume collection of "Rage", "The Long Walk", "Roadwork" and "The Running Man".

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chubby Cherub

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bandai

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Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Everyone's A Wally

Everyone's A Wally

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mikro-Gen

The Bard's Tale

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-9801

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

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Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Home videos

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

Beverly Hills Cop

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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