Thursday August 08, 1985

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

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Julia Dunstall and Natalia Velez. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. My Beautiful Laundrette, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Cider House Rules by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kong Strikes Back! or One Man and His Droid.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Movies

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My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Warning Sign

Warning Sign

Directed by: Hal Barwood

Starring: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Country: United States of America

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

TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Nattsudd

Nattsudd

Oceanquest

Oceanquest

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence

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A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow

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The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Nutcracker by Shana Alexander

Nutcracker

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The New York Times–bestselling classic true-crime story of Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, the Manhattan socialite who persuaded the one assassin who couldn’t refuse her—her teenage son—to kill her multimillionaire father In August

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kong Strikes Back!

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Baraduke

Baraduke

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Dempa (Sharp X68000)

Commando

Commando

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Virtual Console, PlayStation 3, X

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Capcom

One Man and His Droid

One Man and His Droid

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C16, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Puzzle

Publisher: Mastertronic

Gradius

Gradius

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 08, 1985?

On August 08, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 08, 1985?

On August 08, 1985 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 08, 1985?

On August 08, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 08, 1985?

On August 08, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 08, 1985?

On August 08, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 08, 1985?

On August 08, 1985 several famous people were born including, Julia Dunstall, Natalia Velez, Ryan Koolwijk.

Which famous people died on August 08, 1985?

Famous people died on August 08, 1985 include, Louise Brooks.

What was the number one song in August 08, 1985?

The number one song in the week of August 08, 1985 was Shout by Tears For Fears in US and Into The Groove by Madonna in UK.

What were the top hits on August 08, 1985?

The top hits on August 08, 1985 were Shout by Tears For Fears, Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young, If You Love Somebody Set Them Free by Sting in US and Into The Groove by Madonna, I Got You Babe by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.


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