Monday 16 December 1985
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Abdelhalim Badjoudj and Stanislav Manolev.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie.
In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Koronis Rift or The Fourth Protocol.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 December 1985 ?
- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
- Abdelhalim Badjoudj: French jihadist of North African origin, who was killed on 20 October 2004 while committing a suicide attack (detonating a car filled with explosives) on the road to Baghdad airport, wounding four people including two Iraqi policemen and two US soldiers.
- Stanislav Manolev: Bulgarian footballer.
- James Nash: English race car driver.
- Amanda Setton: American actress.
- Keita Tachibana: Japanese singer and dancer (W-inds).
- Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission
- In New York City, Mafia bosses Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead in front of Spark's Steak House, making hit organizer John Gotti the leader of the powerful Gambino organized crime family.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
- Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time
- Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking
- Phil Collins - Separate Lives
- Arcadia - Election Day
- Klymaxx - I Miss You
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Small Town
- ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag
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