Wednesday October 02, 1985

US date format: 10/2/1985, UK date format: 2/10/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Steeve Guenot and Marc-Antoine Le Bret. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except, directed by Josh Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Living With The Kennedys by Marcia Chellis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lot Lot or Ring King.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
  • Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues

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Movies

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Directed by: Josh Becker

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Starring: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu, Alice de Poncheville

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Country: United States of America

Commando

Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Days to next October 02

If October 02, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Living With The Kennedys by Marcia Chellis

Living With The Kennedys

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Living With the Kennedys The Joan Kennedy Story

Last Wish by Betty Rollin

Last Wish

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At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading.

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero

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Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

The Immigrant'S Daughter by Howard Fast

The Immigrant'S Daughter

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In this triumphant conclusion to the Lavette saga, Howard Fast brings the story up to the present, to the fourth generation.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lot Lot

Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

Ring King

Ring King

Platform: Arcade Nintendo Entertainment System MSX2 Mobile phone

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Woodplace, Inc. Data East Namco

City Connection

City Connection

Platform: Arcade NES MSX Virtual Console Arcade Archives(PS4)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco, Kitcorp, HAMSTER

Richard Petty's Talladega

Richard Petty's Talladega

Platform: Commodore 64 Atari XL

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: NA Electronic Arts; EU Ariolasoft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 02, 1985?

On October 02, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 02, 1985?

On October 02, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 02, 1985?

On October 02, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 02, 1985?

On October 02, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 02, 1985?

On October 02, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 02, 1985?

On October 02, 1985 several famous people were born including, Steeve Guenot, Marc-Antoine Le Bret, Alyssa Sharpe.

Which famous people died on October 02, 1985?

Famous people died on October 02, 1985 include, Rock Hudson, Sidney Clute, George Savalas.

What was the number one song in October 02, 1985?

The number one song in the week of October 02, 1985 was Money For Nothing by Dire Straits in US and Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger in UK.

What were the top hits on October 02, 1985?

The top hits on October 02, 1985 were Money For Nothing by Dire Straits, Cherish by Kool & The Gang, Oh Sheila by Ready For The World in US and Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger, Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler, Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder in UK.


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