Monday July 29, 1985

US date format: 7/29/1985, UK date format: 29/7/1985
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It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 29, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Besart Berisha and Simon Santoso. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Year of the Dragon, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dread Dragon Droom or Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony.
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Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

American Flyers

American Flyers

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Volunteers

Volunteers

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

My Science Project

My Science Project

Directed by: Jonathan R. Betuel

Starring: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F) - Challenger 8-launched

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TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

My Brother Jonathan

My Brother Jonathan

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Books

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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.

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules

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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover

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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

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Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dread Dragon Droom

Dread Dragon Droom

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Archimedes, Risc PC

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humberside

Hang-On

Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Ace

Ace

Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony

Platform: x86 (MS-DOS), Apple II series, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh SE

Genre: Role-playing video game with action elements.

Publisher: Brøderbund

Doppleganger

Doppleganger

Platform: Amstrad CPC

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Alligata Software Americana


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