Saturday October 05, 1985

US date format: 10/5/1985, UK date format: 5/10/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 5, 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 Nicola Roberts . 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 Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doomdark's Revenge or Galactic Warriors.
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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 05

If October 05, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 10 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 28 days.
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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?

Ice Climber

Ice Climber

Platform: Famicom/NES, NEC PC-8801, Sharp X1, Arcade, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, e-Reader, Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Doomdark's Revenge

Doomdark's Revenge

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

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Road Blaster

Road Blaster

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Sega Mega-CD, LaserActive, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, VHS, iOS, Sharp X68000, Windows

Genre: Interactive movie Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Mega-CD) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1)

Galactic Warriors

Galactic Warriors

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision


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