Friday August 16, 1985
US date format: 8/16/1985, UK date format: 16/8/1985
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 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 Agnes Bruckner and Cristin Milioti.
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.
Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Soldier or Ballyhoo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1985?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1985?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 16, 1985?
On August 16, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is August 16, 1985?
On August 16, 1985 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 16, 1985?
On August 16, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1985?
On August 16, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 16, 1985?
On August 16, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 16, 1985?
On August 16, 1985 several famous people were born including, Agnes Bruckner, Cristin Milioti, Arden Cho.
What was the number one song in August 16, 1985?
The number one song in the week of August 16, 1985 was Shout by Tears For Fears in US and Into The Groove by Madonna in UK.
What were the top hits on August 16, 1985?
The top hits on August 16, 1985 were Shout by Tears For Fears, Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News, Never Surrender by Corey Hart in US and Into The Groove by Madonna, I Got You Babe by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.