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Sunday 25 August 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while At Mother'S Request by Jonathan Coleman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beyond 2000. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Monster Chase or Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Better Off Dead...

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Country: United States

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Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Country: United States

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The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa

Country: United States

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Country: United States

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Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 August 1985 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Samantha Smith: American activist/actress (Elizabeth - Lime Street), dies at age 13 (born 1972).
  • Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
  • Disneyland welcomes three-year old Brooks Arthur Charles Burr as the park's 250-millionth visitor.
  • Samantha Smith, quotGoodwill Ambassadorquot between the Soviet Union and the United States for writing a letter to Yuri Andropov about nuclear war, and eventually visiting the Soviet Union at Andropov's request, dies in the Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 plane crash. She was 13.

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

  • Time: Inset: South African violence by Selwyn Tait.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8970
  • Time: Scanning electron micrograph by Erskine Palmer, CDC. Inset: Congress by Pat Oliphant.


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

At Mother'S Request

By: Jonathan Coleman

Signed and dated by author on half title page.

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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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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Jacqueline Briskin

From Publishers Weekly Three beautiful British sisters come to live in San Francisco with their rich Uncle Gideon whose protege, Curt Ivory, is destined to claim the heart of one of the

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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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Monster Chase

3D Monster Chase

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze Game

Publisher: Romik

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Platform: C64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Martech

Master of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

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Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Atari Games, Elite Systems, Mindscape

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Cross Country USA

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Didatech

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