Wednesday 16 October 1985
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Casey Stoner and Verena Sailer.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha.
In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits.
Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hard Labeur.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing I'm Sorry or Outlaws.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 October 1985 ?
- Casey Stoner: Australian professional motorcycle racer, and a two-time MotoGP World Champion, in 2007 and 2011.
- Verena Sailer: German sprinter.
- Claude Stroud: Actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78.
- Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
- Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals win their league championships
- Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman and Jerome Karle
- Intel introduces the 16 MHz 80386 processor. With a 32-bit data bus, it can directly address four gigabytes of memory. Processor speed is three to four million instructions per second. Intel spent $100 million developing the processor.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- A-Ha - Take On Me
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- Stevie Wonder - Part-Time Lover
- Ready For The World - Oh Sheila
- Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Lonely Ol' Night
- Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
- Mick Jagger & David Bowie - Dancing In The Street
- Sting - Fortress Around Your Heart
- Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
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