Friday September 13, 1985

US date format: 9/13/1985, UK date format: 13/9/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 13, 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 Olivier Rousteing and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs. In that special week of September people in US were listening to St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) by John Parr. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Faasle, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Fairyland Story or Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Events

  • 2nd MTV Awards: Bruce Springsteen
  • John Williams introduces new Today Show theme

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Movies

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Faasle

Faasle

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Rohan Kapoor, Farha Naaz

Stir Crazy

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States of America

Three Men and a Cradle

Three Men and a Cradle

Directed by: Coline Serreau

Starring: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Creator

Creator

Directed by: Ivan Passer

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen

Streetwalkin'

Streetwalkin'

Directed by: Joan Freeman

Starring: Melissa Leo, Dale Midkiff, Leon, Antonio Fargas

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

Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Days to next September 13

If September 13, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence

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A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

A Maggot by John Fowles

A Maggot

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In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that A Maggot began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside.

The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Fourth Deadly Sin

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Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who’s crazy like a fox On a rainy November night, Dr.

Final Cut by Steven Bach

Final Cut

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Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster, for ego

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore Amiga, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Software Projects

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Platform: Arcade, MSX, X68000, mobile

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Master of Magic

Master of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

City Connection

City Connection

Platform: Arcade NES MSX Virtual Console Arcade Archives(PS4)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco, Kitcorp, HAMSTER


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