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Monday 30 December 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lars Boom and Bryson Goodwin. 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 Chimera or Macadam Bumper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 30 December 1985 ?

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
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  • IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
  • Pakistan restores constitution

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christmas in Brooklyn -- Dec. 30, 1985
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Corporate Mergers -- Dec. 23, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8990


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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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler


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By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

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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 ?

Chuckie Egg 2

Chuckie Egg 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga

Genre: Arcade game, Adventure game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

Konami GT

Konami GT

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Firebird

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Macadam Bumper

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Oric-1/Atmos, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: ERE Informatique (France) Personal Software Services (UK) Accolade (US)

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Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

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