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Tuesday 31 December 1985, NewYear’s Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shay Laren and Anna Wood. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Hannah and Her Sisters, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Running Scared. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fairlight or Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1985

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States

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The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Country: United States

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Ginger and Fred

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

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The Clan of the Cave Bear

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

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The Boy in Blue

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Cynthia Dale, Christopher Plummer, David Naughton

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Running Scared

Directed by: Not Specified

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Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

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Heart of the High Country

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Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

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Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rick Nelson: American singer/actor (Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at age 45 (born 1940).
  • Sam Spiegel: Austrian-born Academy Award winning American film producer (Betrayal, On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, The African Queen), dies at age 84.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Lake Wobegon Days

By: Garrison Keillor

“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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The Secrets Of Harry Bright

By: Joseph Wambaugh

All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

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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 Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler

“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fairlight

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Amstrad PCW by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Edge Games

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Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Platform: Amiga; Commodore 64; Apple II; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, ZX Spectrum, Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Gremlin Graphics; JP Jaleco

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Platform: Arcade PS4 (Arcade Archives)

Genre: Sports, Professional wrestling

Publisher: Taito HAMSTER (PS4)

Fight Night

Fight Night

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, Atari XEGS

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Accolade U.S. Gold

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Muppets Take Manhattan

Studio: CBS/Fox Video

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Ghostbusters

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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