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Tuesday 27 August 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 27, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kayla Ewell and Daniel Kublbock. 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. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Little Computer People or King's Valley.
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What the sky looked like on 27 August 1985

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Movies

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

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States

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Oriana

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges

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The Quiet Earth

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Country: United States

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Smooth Talk

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

Starring: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

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Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

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TV Series

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

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

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In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

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Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I) - Discovery 6 - launched.
  • Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years and 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 27, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

By: Dominick Dunne

When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

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The Grasshopper Trap

By: Patrick F. McManus

The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

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The Amateurs

By: David Halberstam

"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport." *Walter Clemons Newsweek"A PENETRATING, FASCINATING AND REMARKABLY SUSPENSEFUL NARRATIVE."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Repulse

Repulse

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical shooter

Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

King's Valley

King's Valley

Platform: MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

Cosmic Wartoad

Cosmic Wartoad

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

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Home videos

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

The Vanishing Prairie

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Beach Boys: An American Band

Studio: Vestron Video

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The Muppets Take Manhattan

Studio: CBS/Fox Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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