Friday 2 August 1985
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Harry Smith and Britt Nicole.
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.
Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Beyond 2000.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackwyche or Chuckie Egg 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1985 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Harry Smith: Canadian professional wrestler.
- Britt Nicole: American Christian pop vocalist.
- Jimmy Briand: French association football (soccer) player who currently plays for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga.
- Stephen Ferris: Irish rugby player.
- David Smith: Canadian wrestler.
- Frank Faylen: vaudevillian, dies at age 79 of pneumonia.
- 5 die in a train crash in Westminster, Colorado
- Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die
- Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?
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
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