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Monday 24 June 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taj Gibson and Kyle Searles. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Heaven by Bryan Adams. In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd was in the top 5 hits. Pale Rider, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Doris Day's Best Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cavelord or Graham Gooch's Test Cricket.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Pale Rider

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress

Country: United States

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St. Elmo's Fire

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy

Country: United States

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Return to Oz

Directed by: Walter Murch

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Doris Day's Best Friends

Starring: Doris Day

Country: United States

Roque Santeiro

Written by: Joaquim Assis, Dias Gomes

Directed by: Gonzaga Blota, Jayme Monjardim

Starring: Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Regina Duarte, Maurício Mattar

Turkey Television

Written by: Geraldine Laybourne, Roger Damon Price

Starring: Tim Reid

Country: Canada

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

Las amazonas

Starring: Hilda Carrero, Eduardo Serrano, Julio Alcázar, Daniela Alvarado

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1985 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
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  • 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G) - Discovery 5 - returns to Earth. Payload Specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud completes being the first Arab and first Muslim in space.
  • Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F
  • STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completes its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hijacked: TWA Flight 847 -- June 24, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8962
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Spy Scandal Grows -- June 17, 1985


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

A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

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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

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The Cider House Rules

By: John Irving

First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

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A Catskill Eagle

By: Robert B. Parker

Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend, Hawk, go to find Susan.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

Highway Encounter

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Vortex Software

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Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP/EU Namco; NA/EU U.S. Gold

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Platform: MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: SSI (U.S.), CCS (U.K.)

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