Saturday August 24, 1985

US date format: 8/24/1985, UK date format: 24/8/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Sarkozy and Destiny Davis. 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 Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kong Strikes Back! or Buggy Boy.
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Movies

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Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

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

Jagged Edge

Directed by: Richard Marquand

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

My American Cousin

Directed by: Sandy Wilson

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

Bepanaah

Directed by: Jagdish Sidana

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

The Lightship

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 24, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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    Events

  • STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather

TV Series

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

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Stingray

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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Books

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

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.

The Lover

By: Marguerite Duras

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

Funny Money

By: Mark Singer

From esteemed New Yorker writer Mark Singer comes this cautionary tale of the Penn Square Bank, the oil and gas broker in an Oklahoma City shopping mall whose collapse in 1982

Fall From Grace

By: Larry Collins

A beautiful French agent, Catherine Pradier, risks her life to deceive the Nazis as to where and when the Allies will invade the Continent of Europe and begin the end of

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

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

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

Platform: PC, Macintosh, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, PCjr

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Buggy Boy

Platform: Arcade; Commodore 64; ZX Spectrum; Amstrad CPC; Amiga; Atari ST

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Tatsumi; NA Data East

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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