Friday April 12, 1985

US date format: 4/12/1985, UK date format: 12/4/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see zodiac on April 12, 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 Jeisa Chiminazzo and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. In that special week of April people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Finishing School by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mussolini and I. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pachicom or Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at April 12 across the years or at April 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
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Events

  • 16th Shuttle Mission (51D) - Discovery 4 launched with Senator Jake Garn
  • US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
  • El Descanso bombing: A terrorist bombing attributed to the Islamic Jihad Organization in the ''El Descanso'' restaurant near Madrid, Spain, mostly attended by U.S. personnel of the Torrejon Air Force Base, causes 18 dead (all Spaniards) and 82 injured.

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Movies

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Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

TV Series

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The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

It

It

Starring: The It Dancers

Country: Philippines

Days to next April 12

If April 12, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 7 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Finishing School by Gail Godwin

The Finishing School

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Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color.

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

Virgin And Martyr by Andrew M. Greeley

Virgin And Martyr

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Virgin and Martyr

Mindbend by Robin Cook

Mindbend

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Future doctor Adam Schonberg loved his wife. That was why he took a job with the giant drug firm Arolen, for the money he needed for their coming baby.His

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Pachicom

Pachicom

Platform: MSX Family Computer PC-88 Famicom Disk System

Genre: Parlor game (Gambling)

Publisher: Toemiland

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: dk'tronics

Project Space Station

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 12, 1985?

On April 12, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 12, 1985?

On April 12, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 12, 1985?

On April 12, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 12, 1985?

On April 12, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 12, 1985?

On April 12, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 12, 1985?

On April 12, 1985 several famous people were born including, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Brennan Boesch.

What was the number one song in April 12, 1985?

The number one song in the week of April 12, 1985 was We Are The World by USA for Africa in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in UK.

What were the top hits on April 12, 1985?

The top hits on April 12, 1985 were We Are The World by USA for Africa, One More Night by Phil Collins, Crazy For You by Madonna in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears, We Are The World by USA For Africa, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins in UK.


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