Thursday February 21, 1985

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

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart 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 Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angel Kids or Marsport.
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Movies

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Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

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

Mask

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

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

Dance with a Stranger

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 21, 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
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    Events

  • Largest NBA crowd to date: 44,970 (Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons).

    Famous Deaths

  • Ina Claire: Actress / comedienne (3 Broadway Girls),...
  • Eric Herfst: Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies...
  • Louis Hayward: Johannesburg, South Africa -- Actor...

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Drei reizende Schwestern

Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

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

Country: United States of America

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

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Son Of The Morning Star

By: Evan S. Connell

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

By: Douglas Adams

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to

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,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

Marsport

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Angel Kids

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

Hex

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy


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