Wednesday December 11, 1985

US date format: 12/11/1985, UK date format: 11/12/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 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 Aiko Kayo and Andrew Khan. In that special week of December people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Revolution, directed by Hugh Hudson, 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 Oliver Maass. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Nine Princes in Amber or Lord of the Rings: Game One.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at December 11 across the years or at December 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
  • NHL record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (17) 12-9 and ties record of 21 goals.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,500 for first time (1,511.70).
  • General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC.

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Movies

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States of America

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Clue

Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Country: United States of America

Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Starring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

Days to next December 11

If December 11, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes

The Old Gringo

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One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among

Charles & Diana by Ralph G. Martin

Charles & Diana

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Illustrated with thirty-two pages of photographs, this in-depth, intimate portrait of the future royalty of England draws on interviews with family, friends, confidants, and associates of the royal couple.

House by Tracy Kidder

House

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Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Nine Princes in Amber

Nine Princes in Amber

Platform: C64, DOS, Atari ST, Apple II, MSX2

Genre: Text Adventure with graphics

Publisher: Telarium Corporation

Cosmic Soldier

Cosmic Soldier

Platform: MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Kogado Studio

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Tehkan Gridiron Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Arnhen

Arnhen

Platform: MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: SSI (U.S.), CCS (U.K.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 11, 1985?

On December 11, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 11, 1985?

On December 11, 1985 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 11, 1985?

On December 11, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 11, 1985?

On December 11, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 11, 1985?

On December 11, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 11, 1985?

On December 11, 1985 several famous people were born including, Aiko Kayo, Andrew Khan, Karla Souza.

What was the number one song in December 11, 1985?

The number one song in the week of December 11, 1985 was Broken Wings by Mr. Mister in US and Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on December 11, 1985?

The top hits on December 11, 1985 were Broken Wings by Mr. Mister, Separate Lives by Phil Collins, Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie in US and Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens, I'm Your Man by Wham! in UK.


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