Saturday 10 August 1985
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears.
In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits.
The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1985 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Melissa Barrera: American television host.
- Enrico Cortese: Italian footballer.
- Jared Nathan: American actor (d. 2006).
- Roy O'Donovan: Irish footballer.
- Julia Skripnik: Estonian tennis player.
- Kenny Backer: Comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72.
- Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles.
- Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatles song) for US$47.5 million.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- The Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
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