Saturday June 08, 1985

US date format: 6/8/1985, UK date format: 8/6/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Alexandre Despatie and Rosanna Pansino. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears. In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd was in the top 5 hits. Return to Oz, directed by Walter Murch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing NFL Challenge or Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
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Events

  • 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
  • Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit HRs in same game

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Movies

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Return to Oz

Return to Oz

Directed by: Walter Murch

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Country: United States of America

Cocoon

Cocoon

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Country: United States of America

Lifeforce

Lifeforce

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Country: United States of America

Secret Admirer

Secret Admirer

Directed by: David Greenwalt

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace

D.A.R.Y.L.

D.A.R.Y.L.

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Starring: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp

TV Series

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About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

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

Days to next June 08

If June 08, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 3 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey

The Courage To Change

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Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

Once Upon A Time by Gloria Vanderbilt

Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon a Time: A True Story, 1985 BCE, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Hardcover with dust jacket, 301 pages, published by Alfred A.

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

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave

The Soong Dynasty

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‘Fast paced and jammed with racy details’ – New York Times Book ReviewThe Soong Dynasty is the first full behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Soong family whose power and wealth dominated China and American policy towards Asia in the Twentieth …

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

NFL Challenge

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Platform: Arcade, MSX, X68000, mobile

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Beach Head

Beach Head

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Access Software


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