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Saturday 24 August 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position 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 Nutcracker by Shana Alexander was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Be-Bop High School or Doomdark's Revenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 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 24 August 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)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

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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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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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

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The Amateurs

By: David Halberstam

"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport." *Walter Clemons Newsweek"A PENETRATING, FASCINATING AND REMARKABLY SUSPENSEFUL NARRATIVE."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kong Strikes Back!

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Imhotep

Imhotep

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Doomdark's Revenge

Doomdark's Revenge

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

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions

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 Emerald Forest

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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The Nesting

Studio: Warner Home Video

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Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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