Saturday November 02, 1985

US date format: 11/2/1985, UK date format: 2/11/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Danny Amendola and Diana Penty. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Runaway Train, directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man or The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
  • Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
  • USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
  • Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
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Movies

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Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Starring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Letter to Brezhnev

Letter to Brezhnev

Directed by: Chris Bernard

Starring: Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Tracy Marshak-Nash, Alexandra Pigg

Once Bitten

Once Bitten

Directed by: Howard Storm

Starring: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little

That Was Then... This Is Now

That Was Then... This Is Now

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

Mard

Mard

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Nirupa Roy, Dara Singh

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

Days to next November 02

If November 02, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 10 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 14 days.
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Books

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The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets Of Harry Bright

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All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

Lucky by Jackie Collins

Lucky

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Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

Living With The Kennedys by Marcia Chellis

Living With The Kennedys

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Living With the Kennedys The Joan Kennedy Story

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD

Alpha Mission

Alpha Mission

Platform: Arcade NES

Genre: Vertical Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Gribbly's Day Out

Gribbly's Day Out

Platform: C64; Acorn Archimedes

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action/platform

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions


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