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..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • 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

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Movies

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Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

American Flyers

American Flyers

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Volunteers

Volunteers

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

My Science Project

My Science Project

Directed by: Jonathan R. Betuel

Starring: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

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TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

My Brother Jonathan

My Brother Jonathan

Days to next August 01

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

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From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules

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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover

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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Action Biker

Action Biker

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game, maze game

Publisher: Mastertronic

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

Platform: C64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Melody Hall Publishing Corp

Marsport

Marsport

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony

Platform: x86 (MS-DOS), Apple II series, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh SE

Genre: Role-playing video game with action elements.

Publisher: Brøderbund

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Activision

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.


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