Saturday August 03, 1985

US date format: 8/3/1985, UK date format: 3/8/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 3, 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 Sonny Bill Williams and Constance (humorist). 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 Cap'n Magneto or Ninja JaJaMaru-kun.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Walthen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
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Events

  • Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed

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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 03

If August 03, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 27 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?

Cap'n Magneto

Cap'n Magneto

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: adventure

Dragon Skulle

Dragon Skulle

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

Don't Buy This

Don't Buy This

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Video game compilations

Publisher: Firebird

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

Platform: Family Computer, MSX, Arcade, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Jaleco HAMSTER Corporation

The Halley Project

The Halley Project

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit family Commodore 64 Commodore Amiga

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Mindscape


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