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Sunday 21 April 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christian Coma and Andy Jones. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Girls Just Want to Have Fun, directed by Alan Metter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Family Album by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mapp & Lucia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Field Combat or Marsport.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Mapp & Lucia

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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CBS Storybreak

Starring: Hamilton Camp, Brian Cummings, Michael Bell, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

Starring: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Country: United States

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The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Directed by: Alan Metter

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt

Country: United States

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Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf

Country: United States

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The Last Dragon

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney

Country: United States

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Mask

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 April 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
  • Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Flyers 5-Isles 2 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 2-0 lead
  • Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
  • Rudi Gernreich, US designer (unisex look, invisible underwear, miniskirt), dies at age 62.
  • Bomb attack in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Ingrid Kristiansen wins the London Marathon in a record 2:21:06.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Vietnam, a Decade Later -- Apr. 15, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8952
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bernhard Goetz -- Apr. 8, 1985

Books

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

God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Everyone's A Wally

Everyone's A Wally

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mikro-Gen

Field Combat

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer,[1] Virtual Console

Genre: Shooting

Publisher: Jaleco

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Marsport

Marsport

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Richard Petty's Talladega

Platform: Commodore 64 Atari XL

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: NA Electronic Arts; EU Ariolasoft

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Peter Pack Rat

Peter Pack Rat

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Silverbird Software


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