Friday August 02, 1985
US date format: 8/2/1985, UK date format: 2/8/1985
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 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 Harry Smith (wrester) and Jimmy Briand.
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 The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doomdark's Revenge or The Legend of Kage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 02, 1985?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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- 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.
- Frank Faylen: vaudevillian, dies at age 79 of...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 02, 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 02If August 02, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 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?