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Friday August 23, 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 23, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kether Donohue and Valeria Lukyanova. 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 The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4-D Warriors or Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder.
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What the sky looked like on 23 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 23 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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Facts:
  • South African attorney / UDF leader Dulah Omar arrested
  • West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
  • Paul Hornung awarded US$1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games.
  • Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin, Germany.
  • Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 23, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Fourth Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who’s crazy like a fox On a rainy November night, Dr.

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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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The Hunt For Red October

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pachicom

Pachicom

Platform: MSX Family Computer PC-88 Famicom Disk System

Genre: Parlor game (Gambling)

Publisher: Toemiland

4-D Warriors

4-D Warriors

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

Psi 5 Trading Company

Psi 5 Trading Company

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Space trading game

Publisher: Accolade

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Platform: Amiga; Commodore 64; Apple II; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

Home videos

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

The Sure Thing

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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