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What Happened on February 21, 1985

US date format: 2/21/1985, UK date format: 21/2/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 21, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Georgios Samaras and Bob Burton. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. Moonlighting, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Bloodaxe or Pachicom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

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Mask

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Estelle Getty

Country: United States

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

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The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

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The Shooting Party

Directed by: Alan Bridges

Starring: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud

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TV Series

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

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Drei reizende Schwestern

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Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

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

Country: United States

Johann Sebastian Bach

Starring: Ulrich Thein, Franziska Troegner, Rosemarie Bärhold, Wolf Goette

The Fast Lane

Written by: John Clarke, Andrew Knight

Starring: Terry Bader, Richard Healy

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ina Claire: Actress / comedienne (3 Broadway Girls), dies of a stroke at 89.
  • Eric Herfst: Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at age 47.
  • Louis Hayward: Johannesburg, South Africa -- Actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors).
Facts:
  • Largest NBA crowd to date: 44,970 (Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons).
  • Tim Raines is awarded a US$12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator.
  • Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skating race.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 21, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Moses The Kitten

By: James Herriot

A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

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Love And War

By: John Jakes

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced ...

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

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Life Its Ownself

By: Dan Jenkins

the semi tougher adventures of billy clyde puckett & them

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mail Order Monsters

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Pachicom

Pachicom

Platform: MSX Family Computer PC-88 Famicom Disk System

Genre: Parlor game (Gambling)

Publisher: Toemiland

Ice Palace

Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

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

Cauldron

Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Enterprise 128

Genre: Arcade adventure, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software

Home videos

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

What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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Return to Oz

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Ghostbusters

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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