Sunday June 16, 1985

US date format: 6/16/1985, UK date format: 16/6/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Joël Dicker . In that special week of June people in US were listening to Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears. In UK You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd was in the top 5 hits. St. Elmo's Fire, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein Mann macht klar Schiff. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge or The Arc of Yesod.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills Country Club - Michigan
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • T C Chen, ahead by four strokes in final round of US Open, loses by one stroke to Andy North.

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Movies

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St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Country: United States of America

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Directed by: George Miller, George Ogilvie

Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Country: United States of America

Return to Oz

Return to Oz

Directed by: Walter Murch

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Country: United States of America

Cocoon

Cocoon

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Country: United States of America

Lifeforce

Lifeforce

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Roque Santeiro

Roque Santeiro

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Directed by: Gonzaga Blota, Jayme Monjardim

Starring: Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Regina Duarte, Maurício Mattar

Days to next June 16

If June 16, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

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At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow

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The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler

Mountbatten

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A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle City

Battle City

Platform: Family Computer, Game Boy, Arcade (Nintendo VS. System), Sharp X1, Virtual Console (Wii and Wii U)

Genre: Action, Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

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

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot-em-up

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

The Arc of Yesod

The Arc of Yesod

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Thor Computer Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On June 16, 1985 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 1985?

On June 16, 1985 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on June 16, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on June 16, 1985?

On June 16, 1985 several famous people were born including, Joël Dicker.

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

The number one song in the week of June 16, 1985 was Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in US and You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 1985?

The top hits on June 16, 1985 were Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears, Heaven by Bryan Adams, Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer in US and You'll Never Walk Alone by The Crowd, Frankie by Sister Sledge, 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.


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