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Thursday 31 October 1985, Halloween

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 31, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kathryn Minshew and 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. Runaway Train, directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Finders Keepers or Lord of the Rings: Game One.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 31 October 1985

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Movies

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

Runaway Train

Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Starring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

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Letter to Brezhnev

Directed by: Chris Bernard

Starring: Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Tracy Marshak-Nash, Alexandra Pigg

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Once Bitten

Directed by: Howard Storm

Starring: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little

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Mard

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Nirupa Roy, Dara Singh

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That Was Then... This Is Now

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

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TV Series

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

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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The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • 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:
  • Kathryn Minshew: Businesswoman.
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 31, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Skeleton Crew

By: Stephen King

Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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Living With The Kennedys

By: Marcia Chellis

Living With the Kennedys The Joan Kennedy Story

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Last Wish

By: Betty Rollin

At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading.

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Lucky

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Finders Keepers

Platform: MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game, arcade adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

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My Hero/Seishun Scandal

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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

Challenger

Challenger

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Advance Mobile phone Virtual Console

Genre: Action game Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Home videos

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

Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Beach Boys: An American Band

Studio: Vestron Video

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The Flamingo Kid

Studio: Vestron 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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