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Wednesday 26 June 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Katrin Hess. 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. The Emerald Forest, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein 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 Angel Kids or Doctor Who and the Warlord.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau

Country: United States

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Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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Red Sonja

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman

Country: United States

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Day of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato

Country: United States

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Pale Rider

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress

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 26 June 1985 ?

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
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  • Walt Disney World Resort Monorail Gold catches fire on the EPCOT beam around 9:00pm due to friction from a flat tire.
  • In Hartford, Connecticut, USA a 1,500-pound slab of ice, six feet long and eight inches thick, falls from the sky flattening a picket fence, shaking the ground with the impact.

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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 Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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By: Richard Bachman

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

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The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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The Heart Of The Dragon

By: Alasdair Clayre


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Games Workshop

Angel Kids

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

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Doctor Who and the Warlord

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: text based adventure

Publisher: BBC Software

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games

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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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