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Wednesday 25 December 1985, Christmas

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cristel Carrisi and Alexander Rusev. 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. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while London Match by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arm Wrestling or Dread Dragon Droom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Il était une fois... la vie

Starring: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval, Gilles Laurent

Country: France

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Nukkad

Starring: Kishore Bhatt, Suresh Chatwal, Dilip Dhawan, Pavan Malhotra

Country: India

Heilsubælið

Starring: Þórhallur Sigurðsson

Country: Iceland

Losmen

Starring: Sutopo H.S., Ida Leman, Mathias Muchus, Eeng Saptahadi

Country: Indonesia

Movies

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

Enemy Mine

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Country: United States

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Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey

Country: United States

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Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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Out of Africa

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Rhodes: orchestra leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at age 66.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Corporate Mergers -- Dec. 23, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8990
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Halley's Comet -- Dec. 16, 1985

Books

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

London Match

By: Len Deighton

Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

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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.

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On The Road With Charles Kuralt

By: Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

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What'S Bred In The Bone

By: Robertson Davies

At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arm Wrestling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings

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

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Delta 4, CRL Group

Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

Cosmic Wartoad

Cosmic Wartoad

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean

Dread Dragon Droom

Dread Dragon Droom

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Archimedes, Risc PC

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humberside


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