Tuesday July 23, 1985

US date format: 7/23/1985, UK date format: 23/7/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 23, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Luis Angel Landin and Matthew Colin Bailey. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun.Smoke or Paradroid.
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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

Summer Rental

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

My Science Project

Directed by: Jonathan R. Betuel

Starring: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

Weird Science

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 23, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
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    Events

  • Commodore International introduces the Amiga 1000 computer. It features a Motorola 68000 processor, custom color graphics and stereo sound processors, a multitasking, windowing operating system, 256 kB RAM, and 880 kB 3.5-inch disk drive. Price is US$1300.

TV Series

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

Stingray

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Mountbatten

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

Breaking With Moscow

By: Arkady N. Shevchenko

The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

Jubal Sackett

By: Louis L'Amour

In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

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

Loving Each Other

By: Leo Buscaglia

In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, C64 Direct-to-TV, Virtual Console, iOS (ZX Spectrum Elite Collection)

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Puzzle

Publisher: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Platform: FDS, NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum, Xbox, Sega Saturn, IBM PC

Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter, western

Publisher: Capcom, Romstar (North American Arcade release)

Master of the Lamps

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Activision

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games


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