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Sunday 29 December 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexa Ray Joel and Cho Cho Cheng. 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 World'S Fair by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mrs. Cabobble's Caboose. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Autoduel or Gradius.
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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

Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin

Starring: Justine Clarke, Kelan Angel, Philip Henville, Marc Aden Gray

Country: Australia

Masters of Animation

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Movie Show

Starring: Ray Brady, Russell Crowe, Larry Day, Leonardo DiCaprio

Country: Australia

Mak i Zak

Starring: Senad Basic, Zeljko Nincic, Mirza Tanovic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1985 ?

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alexa Ray Joel: Daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley.
  • Cho Cho Cheng: Chinese American fashion designer.
  • Alexa Joel: American noted family and a musician, the daughter of cover girl Christie Brinkley and singer Billy Joel.
  • Wang Ji-hye: South Korean actress.
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Sport Games on 29 December 1985

American Football
  • San Francisco 49ers - New York Giants : 3 - 17
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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 ?

World'S Fair

By: E. L. Doctorow

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesThe astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas

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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler


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Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD



Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Dempa (Sharp X68000)

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

Platform: NEC PC-8801 FM-7 Sharp X1 MSX Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Enix Nintendo (Family Computer)



Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Amiga

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Origin Systems


Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

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