Thursday August 01, 1985
US date format: 8/1/1985, UK date format: 1/8/1985
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Sara Giraudeau and Adam Jones.
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.
Year of the Dragon, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rags to Riches or The Great American Cross-Country Road Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 01, 1985?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
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- 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
- Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time
- Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74
- Joseph Walker: cameraman, dies at age 92.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
- Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- Night Ranger - Sentimental Street
- The Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
- DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Debarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Cameo - Attack Me With Your Love
- Rene & Angela - Save Your Love (For #1)
- Luther Vandross - It's Over Now
- Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home
- Rick James - Glow
- Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
- Patti LaBelle - Stir It Up
- Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 01If August 01, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 01, 1985?
On August 01, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is August 01, 1985?
On August 01, 1985 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 01, 1985?
On August 01, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 01, 1985?
On August 01, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 01, 1985?
On August 01, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 01, 1985?
On August 01, 1985 several famous people were born including, Sara Giraudeau, Stuart Holden, Adam Jones.
Which famous people died on August 01, 1985?
Famous people died on August 01, 1985 include, Joseph Walker.
What was the number one song in August 01, 1985?
The number one song in the week of August 01, 1985 was Shout by Tears For Fears in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge in UK.
What were the top hits on August 01, 1985?
The top hits on August 01, 1985 were Shout by Tears For Fears, Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young, If You Love Somebody Set Them Free by Sting in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge, Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.