Tuesday 13 August 1985
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Grega Bole and Lacey Brown.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears.
In UK Into The Groove by Madonna 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 Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Beyond 2000.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier or A Mind Forever Voyaging.
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1985 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Grega Bole: Slovenian cyclist.
- Lacey Brown: American singer-songwriter.
- Gerrit van Look: German rugby player and coach.
- Marion Martin: Actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
- DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
- Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
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