Tuesday October 15, 1985

US date format: 10/15/1985, UK date format: 15/10/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 15, 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 Arron Afflalo and Marcos Martinez. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, directed by Jack Sholder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Red Fox by Anthony Hyde was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Mind Forever Voyaging or Project Space Station.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
  • US space shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit.

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Movies

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Starring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Evils of the Night

Evils of the Night

Directed by: Mohammed Rustam

Starring: Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, Tina Louise, John Carradine

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

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

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Urwisy z Doliny Mlynów

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Days to next October 15

If October 15, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Red Fox by Anthony Hyde

The Red Fox

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Soviet affairs specialist Robert Thorne receives a strange message from May Brightman, a woman he had been due to marry twenty years earlier. It

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Goddess by Anthony Summers

Goddess

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She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries.

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.

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos

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“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”—The New York Times Book ReviewGalápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dread Dragon Droom

Dread Dragon Droom

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Archimedes, Risc PC

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humberside

A Mind Forever Voyaging

A Mind Forever Voyaging

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom, Activision (Commodore 128 version)

Project Space Station

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

The Eidolon

The Eidolon

Platform: Apple II, MSX, Atari XL/XE, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: First-person shooter, Adventure

Publisher: Epyx

Confuzion

Confuzion

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 15, 1985?

On October 15, 1985 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is October 15, 1985?

On October 15, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 15, 1985?

On October 15, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 15, 1985?

On October 15, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 15, 1985?

On October 15, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 15, 1985?

On October 15, 1985 several famous people were born including, Arron Afflalo, Walter Alberto Lopez, Marcos Martinez.

Which famous people died on October 15, 1985?

Famous people died on October 15, 1985 include, Meret Oppenheim.

What was the number one song in October 15, 1985?

The number one song in the week of October 15, 1985 was Take On Me by A-Ha in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush in UK.

What were the top hits on October 15, 1985?

The top hits on October 15, 1985 were Take On Me by A-Ha, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder 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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