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Wednesday 28 August 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Leroy Augustine Jagger and James Jagger. 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 The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Brothers MacGregor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Everyone's A Wally or Lord of the Rings: Game One.
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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 ?

The Brothers MacGregor

Written by: Julian Roach, John Stevenson

Starring: Malcolm Hebden, Paul Barber, Jean Heywood, Philip Whitchurch

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1985 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ruth Gordon: American actress from 1915; famous for playing eccentric characters, as in the wonderfully macabre comedy, "Harold and Maude.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Food -- Aug. 26, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8971
  • Time: Inset: South African violence by Selwyn Tait.


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

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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Jubal Sackett

By: Louis L'Amour

In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

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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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The Fourth Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who’s crazy like a fox On a rainy November night, Dr.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Everyone's A Wally

Everyone's A Wally

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mikro-Gen

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

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The Pawn

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair QL, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Norway 1985

Norway 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.


Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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