Monday April 08, 1985

US date format: 4/8/1985, UK date format: 8/4/1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 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 Marie Marchand-Arvier and Patrick Schliwa. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Finishing School by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mussolini and I. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Be-Bop High School or Rags to Riches.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

Events

  • Leader of the Pack opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • Amdahl releases UTS/V, first mainframe Unix operating system.
  • Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.

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Movies

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The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States of America

Stick

Stick

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Directed by: Emmett Alston

Starring: Shô Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow, Blackie Dammett

Arjun

Arjun

Directed by: Rahul Rawail

Starring: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran, Anupam Kher

Moving Violations

Moving Violations

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, James Keach, Brian Backer

TV Series

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Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Metrópolis

Metrópolis

Days to next April 08

If April 08, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Finishing School by Gail Godwin

The Finishing School

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Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color.

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

Virgin And Martyr by Andrew M. Greeley

Virgin And Martyr

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Virgin and Martyr

Mindbend by Robin Cook

Mindbend

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Future doctor Adam Schonberg loved his wife. That was why he took a job with the giant drug firm Arolen, for the money he needed for their coming baby.His

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

Be-Bop High School

Be-Bop High School

Platform: Nintendo Family Computer

Genre: high school dramedy; coming of age

Publisher: Data East

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

Platform: C64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Melody Hall Publishing Corp

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games

Highway Encounter

Highway Encounter

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Vortex Software


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