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Wednesday 31 July 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on July 31, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rémy Di Grégorio and Clotilde Reiss. 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 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Wartoad or Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror.
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What the sky looked like on 31 July 1985

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Movies

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

Year of the Dragon

Directed by: Michael Cimino

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

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American Flyers

Directed by: John Badham

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

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Volunteers

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

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

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Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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

Country: United States

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Summer Rental

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

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TV Series

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

Stingray

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Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

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About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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My Brother Jonathan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 July 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
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Facts:
  • Liberia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 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 ?

Lonesome Dove

By: Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

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Fall From Grace

By: Larry Collins

A beautiful French agent, Catherine Pradier, risks her life to deceive the Nazis as to where and when the Allies will invade the Continent of Europe and begin the end of

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The Lover

By: Marguerite Duras

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

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The Hunt For Red October

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

NFL Challenge

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

Platform: Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Publisher: Micro Power

Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Delta 4, CRL Group

Cosmic Wartoad

Cosmic Wartoad

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean

Home videos

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

Beverly Hills Cop

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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The Secret of the Sword

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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