Monday April 29, 1985

US date format: 4/29/1985, UK date format: 29/4/1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bar Paly and Miguel Blancpain. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Hector Babenco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun.Smoke or Hacker.
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Movies

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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Pale Rider

Pale Rider

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

Country: United States of America

Disciples of the 36th Chamber

Disciples of the 36th Chamber

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Hou Hsiao, Chia-Hui Liu, Lily Li, Jason Pai Piao

Aar Paar

Aar Paar

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Rozina, Utpal Dutt, Nuton

Rustlers' Rhapsody

Rustlers' Rhapsody

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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Events

  • 17th space shuttle mission (51-B) - Challenger 7 launched

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TV Series

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About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

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At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

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From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

The Blood Of Abraham by Jimmy Carter

The Blood Of Abraham

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Since his earliest days in the White House, Jimmy Carter has demonstrated an untiring passion for pursuing peace in the Middle East.

Once Upon A Time by Gloria Vanderbilt

Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon a Time: A True Story, 1985 BCE, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Hardcover with dust jacket, 301 pages, published by Alfred A.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hacker

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC (MS-DOS), Macintosh, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Déjà Vu

Platform: Apple IIGS, Macintosh; Atari ST; Commodore 64, Amiga; DOS; Game Boy Color; Microsoft Windows (Pocket PC); NES

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape Kemco (NES, GBC)

Bored of the Rings

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Delta 4, CRL Group

Gun.Smoke

Platform: FDS, NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum, Xbox, Sega Saturn, IBM PC

Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter, western

Publisher: Capcom, Romstar (North American Arcade release)

Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Enterprise 128

Genre: Arcade adventure, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software


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