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Thursday 21 February 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Georgios Samaras and Jarrod Atkinson. 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. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Love And War by John Jakes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bogart. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Repulse or Formula One.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

Country: United States

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The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Ole Michelsen, Søren Høy

Country: Denmark


Starring: The It Dancers

Country: Philippines

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Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman

Starring: Rica Matsumoto, Takeshi Ishikawa, Haruki Hamada, Kazuoki Takahashi

Country: Japan

The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Man from Moscow

Written by: Andrew Carr

Directed by: Paul Seed

Starring: David Calder, Christopher Rozycki, Hetty Baynes, Harry Fielder

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1985 ?

  • 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).
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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).
  • 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.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Failing Farms -- Feb. 18, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8944
  • Time: Soviet Defector Arkady Shevchenko


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

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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Jitterbug Perfume

By: Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume is an epic.Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time).It

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Citizen Hughes

By: Michael Drosnin

Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

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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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Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Amiga

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Origin Systems

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: action, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Epyx

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical shooter

Formula One

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports Management

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

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Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, X68000, ZX Spectrum, iOS, Android

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Dempa; NA/EU Mastertronic

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