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Thursday 26 December 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beth Behrs and Yu Shirota. 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 Only One Woof by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's Entertainment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Bard's Tale or F-15 Strike Eagle.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Head Office

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

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

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Revolution

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

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

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The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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

Country: United States

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The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

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

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Star Knight

Directed by: Fernando Colomo

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

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TV Series

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

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

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The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

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Oliver Maass

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The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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Books

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

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.

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Contact

By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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House

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Law of the West

Law of the West

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, NES (In Japan Only)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Accolade American Action (Scandinavia)

Hex

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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The Bard's Tale

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-9801

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

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Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

F-15 Strike Eagle

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, PC-8801, Sega Game Gear, MSX, NES, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, Arcade

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Beach Boys: An American Band

Studio: Vestron Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Gremlins

Studio: Warner Home Video

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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Dumbo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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