Friday October 11, 1985

US date format: 10/11/1985, UK date format: 11/10/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Michelle Trachtenberg and Aya Kiguchi. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush 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 Kong Strikes Back! or NFL Challenge.
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Historical Events

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  • US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
  • US President Ronald Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrand gold coins.

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Movies

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Directed by: Josh Becker

Starring: Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill, Sam Raimi

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

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

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Directed by: Jacques Rivette

Starring: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu, Alice de Poncheville

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Country: United States of America

Commando

Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Rockschool

Rockschool

Hard Labeur

Hard Labeur

Starring: Nora Barten, Roger Bolders, Sjarel Branckaerts, Dirk Celis

Country: Belgium

Days to next October 11

If October 11, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 11 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 days.
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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

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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?

Kong Strikes Back!

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

NFL Challenge

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

Mach Rider

Mach Rider

Platform: Arcade, NES/Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Nintendo

Hacker

Hacker

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC (MS-DOS), Macintosh, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Platform: Amiga; Commodore 64; Apple II; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 11, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 11, 1985?

On October 11, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 11, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 11, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 11, 1985?

On October 11, 1985 several famous people were born including, Michelle Trachtenberg, Aya Kiguchi, Álvaro Fernández.

Which famous people died on October 11, 1985?

Famous people died on October 11, 1985 include, Tex Williams.

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

The number one song in the week of October 11, 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 11, 1985?

The top hits on October 11, 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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