Friday August 30, 1985

US date format: 8/30/1985, UK date format: 30/8/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mustapha El Atrassi and Liza Del Sierra. 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. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Funny Money by Mark Singer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lode Runner's Rescue or Graham Gooch's Test Cricket.
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After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Oriana

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges

The Quiet Earth

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Country: United States of America

Smooth Talk

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

Starring: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 30, 1985?


    Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Stingray

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Funny Money

By: Mark Singer

From esteemed New Yorker writer Mark Singer comes this cautionary tale of the Penn Square Bank, the oil and gas broker in an Oklahoma City shopping mall whose collapse in 1982

A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

Inside, Outside

By: Herman Wouk

This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

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.

Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

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)

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

Blackwyche

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Lode Runner's Rescue

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Synapse Software


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