Thursday July 11, 1985

US date format: 7/11/1985, UK date format: 11/7/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Robert Adamson (actor) and Robert Adamson. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Trivia Master or Quake Minus One.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden

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Movies

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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

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Country: United States of America

The Heavenly Kid

The Heavenly Kid

Directed by: Cary Medoway

Starring: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

The Naked Country

The Naked Country

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 3 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

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Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

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.

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.

The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House Of The Spirits

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bandai

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

Pit Pot

Pit Pot

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Puzzle Action

Publisher: Sega

Buggy Boy

Buggy Boy

Platform: Arcade; Commodore 64; ZX Spectrum; Amstrad CPC; Amiga; Atari ST

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Tatsumi; NA Data East

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 11, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is July 11, 1985?

On July 11, 1985 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 11, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 11, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on July 11, 1985?

On July 11, 1985 several famous people were born including, Robert Adamson (actor), Johnny Sexton, Robert Adamson.

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

The number one song in the week of July 11, 1985 was A View To A Kill by Duran Duran in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge in UK.

What were the top hits on July 11, 1985?

The top hits on July 11, 1985 were A View To A Kill by Duran Duran, Sussudio by Phil Collins, Raspberry Beret by Prince in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge, Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.


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