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Saturday 28 December 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Meredith Kercher and Taryn Terrell. 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 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathstar or Norway 1985.
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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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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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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose

Starring: Fran Powell

Country: United States

Katha Sagar

Starring: Master Rinku, Irrfan Khan

Country: India

Il était une fois... la vie

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

Country: France

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Odlazak ratnika, povratak marsala

Starring: Marko Todorovic, Aleksandar Alac, Jelica Sretenovic, Dusan Vojnovic


Starring: Christos Demopoulos, Filia Dendrinou, Anthi Vasilopoulou

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1985 ?

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Warring Lebanese Muslim and Christian leaders sign peace agreement.

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Sport Games on 28 December 1985

American Football
  • New England Patriots - New York Jets : 26 - 14
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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


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

The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express ...

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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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The Secrets Of Harry Bright

By: Joseph Wambaugh

All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

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Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies

By: Lewis Grizzard

"Imagine Andy Rooney with a Georgia accent." The Houston PostJohn Wayne had it. True Grit, that is. Bestselling humorist and philosopher Lewis Grizzard looked for other Americans with true grit.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Buggy Boy

Buggy Boy

Platform: Arcade; Commodore 64; ZX Spectrum; Amstrad CPC; Amiga; Atari ST

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Tatsumi; NA Data East


Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

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I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

The Last V8

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mastertronics

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Norway 1985

Norway 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

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