Tuesday December 24, 1985, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1985, UK date format: 24/12/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dev Hynes and Laura Aikman. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Head Office, directed by Ken Finkleman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while World'S Fair by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's Entertainment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Road Blaster or Nightshade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Head Office

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Revolution

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States of America

The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Star Knight

Directed by: Fernando Colomo

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey, Maria Lamor

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1985?


    Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

    Events

  • Right wing extremist David Lewis Rice murders civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark as well as Goldmark's wife and two children in Seattle, Washington.

TV Series

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

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Oliver Maass

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

World'S Fair

By: E. L. Doctorow

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesThe astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas

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

Lucky

By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

By: Robert A. Heinlein

When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his table, Dr. Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions, where a plot to

Only One Woof

By: James Herriot

Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Macadam Bumper

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Oric-1/Atmos, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Personal Software Services (UK) Accolade (US)

Road Blaster

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Sega Mega-CD, LaserActive, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, VHS, iOS, Sharp X68000, Windows

Genre: Interactive movie Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Mega-CD) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1)

Gyroscope

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

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Melbourne House

Nightshade

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC BBC Micro MSX Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game; Maze game

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Nodes of Yesod

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

Genre: Maze; Platform


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