Tuesday October 08, 1985

US date format: 10/8/1985, UK date format: 8/10/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 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 Bruno Mars and Simone Bolelli. In that special week of October people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathstar or Talisman.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at October 08 across the years or at October 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • Rembrandt & Hitler or Me premieres in Amsterdam
  • Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
  • Hijackers of Achille Lauro throw Leon Klinghoffer off the ship, killing him.

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Movies

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After Hours

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Fright Night

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States of America

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Beyond 2000

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine

Dancing In The Light

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Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

The Amateurs by David Halberstam

The Amateurs

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"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport." *Walter Clemons Newsweek"A PENETRATING, FASCINATING AND REMARKABLY SUSPENSEFUL NARRATIVE."

After The Reunion by Rona Jaffe

After The Reunion

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The popular sequel to Class Reunion, Rona Jaffe’s After the Reunion continues the heartwarming story of Daphne, Emily, Chris, and Annabel five years after their class reunion.

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

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When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

Last Wish by Betty Rollin

Last Wish

By:

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Deathstar

Deathstar

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

The Eidolon

The Eidolon

Platform: Apple II, MSX, Atari XL/XE, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure

Publisher: Epyx

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, ZX Spectrum, Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Gremlin Graphics; JP Jaleco

Talisman

Talisman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Windows, Mobile

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Games Workshop

Heart of Africa

Heart of Africa

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 08, 1985 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is October 08, 1985?

On October 08, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 08, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 08, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 08, 1985?

On October 08, 1985 several famous people were born including, Bruno Mars, Simone Bolelli, Eiji Wentz.

Which famous people died on October 08, 1985?

Famous people died on October 08, 1985 include, Leon Klinghoffer, Ricardo Bacchelli, Malcolm Ross.

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

The number one song in the week of October 08, 1985 was Oh Sheila by Ready For The World in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush in UK.

What were the top hits on October 08, 1985?

The top hits on October 08, 1985 were Oh Sheila by Ready For The World, Money For Nothing by Dire Straits, Take On Me by A-Ha in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush, If I Was by Midge Ure, Trapped by Colonel Abrams in UK.


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