Wednesday 2 October 1985
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits.
In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits.
Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1985 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Laetitia Alazard: One of the 228 victims of the crash (flight 447 Rio-Paris).
- Steeve Guénot: French Olympic wrestler, he won a Gold medal a the 2008 Olympics and a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
- Marc-Antoine Le Bret: French humourist and impersonator, working for Canal Plus ("Les Guignols") and for the weekly national program presented by Laurent Ruquier.
- Alyssa Sharpe: YouTube Star.
- Çağlar Birinci: Turkish footballer.
- Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
- Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
- Kool & The Gang - Cherish
- Ready For The World - Oh Sheila
- A-Ha - Take On Me
- Madonna - Dress You Up
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- Wham! - Freedom
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Lonely Ol' Night
- Mick Jagger & David Bowie - Dancing In The Street
- Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover
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