Tuesday April 16, 1985

US date format: 4/16/1985, UK date format: 16/4/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 16, 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 Benjamín Rojas and Taye Taiwo. In that special week of April people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Gymkata, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mussolini and I. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Earth Fighter Rayieza or Ikki.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
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Events

  • Grind opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Caps 1-Isles 2 - Patrick Division Semifinals - Isle win series 3-2

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Movies

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Gymkata

Gymkata

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton, Edward Bell

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Directed by: William Asher

Starring: Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Tyne Daly

The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States of America

Stick

Stick

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Directed by: Emmett Alston

Starring: Shô Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow, Blackie Dammett

TV Series

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Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Las amazonas

Las amazonas

Starring: Hilda Carrero, Eduardo Serrano, Julio Alcázar, Daniela Alvarado

Days to next April 16

If April 16, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 5 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding

Distant Neighbors

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A study of Mexico - political, social, cultural, economic - by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin

Citizen Hughes

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Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

Proof by Dick Francis

Proof

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Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

Platform: NEC PC-8801 FM-7 Sharp X1 MSX Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Enix Nintendo (Family Computer)

Finalizer - Super Transformation

Finalizer - Super Transformation

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Konami

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

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

Ikki

Ikki

Platform: Arcade Famicom Microsoft Windows Virtual Console[1] PlayStation (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1) PlayStation Network (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1)[2] Mobile phone PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco (arcade version) Sunsoft

Fairlight

Fairlight

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Amstrad PCW by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Edge Games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 16, 1985?

On April 16, 1985 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is April 16, 1985?

On April 16, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 16, 1985?

On April 16, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 16, 1985?

On April 16, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 16, 1985?

On April 16, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 16, 1985?

On April 16, 1985 several famous people were born including, Benjamín Rojas, Taye Taiwo, Luol Deng.

Which famous people died on April 16, 1985?

Famous people died on April 16, 1985 include, Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney].

What was the number one song in April 16, 1985?

The number one song in the week of April 16, 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 16, 1985?

The top hits on April 16, 1985 were We Are The World by USA for Africa, Crazy For You by Madonna, Nightshift by Commodores 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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