Wednesday April 24, 1985

US date format: 4/24/1985, UK date format: 24/4/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 24, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joséphine Jobert and Rachel Skarsten. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Aar Paar, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Paying Guest. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back or Doppleganger.
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Aar Paar

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Rozina, Utpal Dutt, Nuton

Rustlers' Rhapsody

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith

Détective

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Laurent Terzieff, Aurelle Doazan, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Baye

Rappin'

Directed by: Joel Silberg

Starring: Mario Van Peebles, Eriq La Salle, Melvin Plowden, Richie Abanes

Movers & Shakers

Directed by: William Asher

Starring: Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Tyne Daly

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 24, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
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    Events

  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for Yin

TV Series

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

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

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Books

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Hotel Du Lac

By: Anita Brookner

In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?"

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

The Lonely Silver Rain

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Glitz

By: Elmore Leonard

“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

Family Album

By: Danielle Steel

Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Access Software (1985)

Challenger

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Advance Mobile phone Virtual Console

Genre: Action game Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Nodes of Yesod

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Enterprise 64/128, iOS (Apple)

Genre: Maze; Platform

Doppleganger

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Alligata Software Americana


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