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Sunday 21 July 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ancilla Tilia and Vanessa Lengies. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beyond 2000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-15 Strike Eagle or Monty is Innocent.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

Country: United States

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European Vacation

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill

Country: United States

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The Black Cauldron

Directed by: Ted Berman

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite

Country: United States

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Roque Santeiro

Written by: Joaquim Assis, Dias Gomes

Directed by: Gonzaga Blota, Jayme Monjardim

Starring: Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Regina Duarte, Maurício Mattar

Turkey Television

Written by: Geraldine Laybourne, Roger Damon Price

Starring: Tim Reid

Country: Canada

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1985 ?

  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
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Famous Deaths:
  • Leader of the Pack closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St. George
  • Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
  • Bernard Hinault wins his 5th and last Tour de France
  • Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Steven Spielberg -- July 15, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8965
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Special Issue: Immigrants -- July 8, 1985


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

Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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By: Philip Ziegler

A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

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Smart Women, Foolish Choices

By: Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder

Smart Women Foolish Choices

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Inside, Outside

By: Herman Wouk

This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Balance of Power

Platform: Windows, Apple Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, MSX, Apple II

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Mindscape

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F-15 Strike Eagle

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, PC-8801, Sega Game Gear, MSX, NES, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, Arcade

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Monty is Innocent

Monty is Innocent

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

The Bard's Tale

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-9801

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

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Finalizer - Super Transformation

Finalizer - Super Transformation

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Konami

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