Saturday 31 August 1985
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News.
In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Better Off Dead..., directed by Savage Steve Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1985 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:31 August
- Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois
- Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
- Night Stalker suspect that terrorized South California captured in East Los Angeles.
- Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the Night Stalker, is captured in Los Angeles.
- The wreck of the RMS ''Titanic'' (1912) in the North Atlantic is located by a joint American-French expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard (WHOI) and Jean-Louis Michel (Ifremer) using side-scan sonar from RV ''Knorr''.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
- Kool & The Gang - Cherish
- Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
- Billy Joel - You're Only Human (Second Wind)
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