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Thursday 22 August 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 22, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kether Donahue and Laura Haddock. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Police, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back to Skool or Confuzion.
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What the sky looked like on 22 August 1985

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Movies

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

Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

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Jagged Edge

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

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My American Cousin

Directed by: Sandy Wilson

Starring: Margaret Langrick, John Wildman, Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee

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Bepanaah

Directed by: Jagdish Sidana

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri

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The Lightship

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Arliss Howard

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TV Series

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

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

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In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

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Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 22 August
Facts:
  • 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
  • Microsoft and IBM sign a joint-development agreement to work together on future operating systems and environments.
  • Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
  • British Airtours Flight 28M The 737's left engine caught fire while on its take off roll, 55 people are killed while trying to evacuate the aircraft.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 22, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

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Lucky

By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

By: Dominick Dunne

When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

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Nutcracker

By: Shana Alexander

The New York Times–bestselling classic true-crime story of Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, the Manhattan socialite who persuaded the one assassin who couldn’t refuse her—her teenage son—to kill her multimillionaire father In August

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Back to Skool

Back to Skool

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Publisher: Micro Power

Monty is Innocent

Monty is Innocent

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Confuzion

Confuzion

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

Koronis Rift

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit family, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

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Home videos

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

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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An Officer and a Duck

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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The Beach Boys: An American Band

Studio: Vestron Video

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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