Saturday 12 October 1985
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shakti Mohan and Sammy Winward.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World.
In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits.
Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back to the Future or Konami's Ping Pong.
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1985 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Shakti Mohan: Dancer.
- Sammy Winward: Soap Opera Actress.
- Mike Green: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Anna Iljuštšenko: Estonian high jumper.
- Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission
- International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ready For The World - Oh Sheila
- Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
- A-Ha - Take On Me
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Lonely Ol' Night
- Mick Jagger & David Bowie - Dancing In The Street
- Kool & The Gang - Cherish
- Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme
- Madonna - Dress You Up
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