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Friday 20 September 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alban Préaubert and Tessanne Chin. 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. Ran, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Cider House Rules by John Irving 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 Ghetto Blaster or Monty on the Run.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States

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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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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 20 September 1985 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Alban Préaubert: French competitive figure skater who won six ISU Grand Prix medals and five French national bronze medals (2006, 2008–11).
  • Tessanne Chin: Jamaican-American singer and guitarist.
  • Ian Desmond: American baseball player.
  • Mami Yamasaki: Japanese model and actress.
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  • Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • The capital gains tax is introduced to Australia.

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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 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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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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Less Than Zero

By: Bret Easton Ellis

Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at

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After The Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

The popular sequel to Class Reunion, Rona Jaffe’s After the Reunion continues the heartwarming story of Daphne, Emily, Chris, and Annabel five years after their class reunion.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ghetto Blaster

Platform: C64

Genre: Action

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International Karate

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: System 3 (Europe), Epyx (USA)

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Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, ZX Spectrum, Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Gremlin Graphics; JP Jaleco



Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

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