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Thursday 31 October 1985, Halloween

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anne Dechauffour . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. To Live and Die in L.A., directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lucky by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hard Labeur. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arm Wrestling or Brian Bloodaxe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

To Live and Die in L.A.

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Country: United States

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Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Hard Labeur

Starring: Nora Barten, Roger Bolders, Sjarel Branckaerts, Dirk Celis

Country: Belgium

Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose

Country: Japan


Starring: Anna Murray

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Clementine's Enchanted Journey

Starring: Anick Faris

Country: France

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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1985 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Anne Dechauffour: French tourist, she was shot at point-blank range with her mother, Corinne, painter, on the parking of the Westgate Mail, in Nairobi.
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1985?

  • Time: The Hijack Fallout. On cover: clockwise fr. top L: Reagan, Craxi, Arafat and Mubarak
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8981
  • Time: Inset: designer Issey Miyake


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


By: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

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Smart Women, Foolish Choices

By: Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder

Smart Women Foolish Choices

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By: Anthony Summers

She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries.

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By: Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Arcade, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco HAMSTER Corporation

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

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Arm Wrestling

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

Dread Dragon Droom

Dread Dragon Droom

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Archimedes, Risc PC

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humberside

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