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..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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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

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 02

If 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.
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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?

Konami's Ping Pong

Konami's Ping Pong

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Famicom Disk System, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Konami

Doomdark's Revenge

Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions

Talisman

Talisman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Windows, Mobile

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Games Workshop

The Legend of Kage

The Legend of Kage

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Family Computer/NES, MSX, Virtual Console, X1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP/NA Taito; JP Square Enix (3DSVC); EU Imagine Studios (CPC/C64)


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