Saturday November 16, 1985

US date format: 11/16/1985, UK date format: 16/11/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Maki Nishiyama and Lee Boxleitner. In that special week of November people in US were listening to We Built This City by Starship. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. The Good Father, directed by Mike Newell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Only One Woof by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blind Date. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Trivia Master or Cops 'n' Robbers.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
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Movies

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The Good Father

The Good Father

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Frances Viner

Maa Kasam

Maa Kasam

Directed by: Shibu Mitra

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Divya Rana, Ranjeet, Amjad Khan

Basic Training

Basic Training

Directed by: Andrew Sugerman

Starring: Ann Dusenberry, Rhonda Shear, Angela Aames, Will Nye

Rocky IV

Rocky IV

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

White Nights

White Nights

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren

TV Series

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Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Days to next November 16

If November 16, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 10 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Only One Woof by James Herriot

Only One Woof

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Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

World'S Fair by E. L. Doctorow

World'S Fair

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"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesThe astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas

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?

Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD

Cosmic Soldier

Cosmic Soldier

Platform: MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Kogado Studio

Cops 'n' Robbers

Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Nightshade

Nightshade

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC BBC Micro MSX Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game; Maze game

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On November 16, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is November 16, 1985?

On November 16, 1985 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 16, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on November 16, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on November 16, 1985?

On November 16, 1985 several famous people were born including, Lee Boxleitner, Maki Nishiyama, Saori Yamamoto

Which famous people died on November 16, 1985?

Famous people died on November 16, 1985 include, John J Sparkmann

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

The number one song in the week of November 16, 1985 was We Built This City by Starship in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush in UK

What were the top hits on November 16, 1985?

The top hits on November 16, 1985 were We Built This City by Starship, You Belong To The City by Glenn Frey, Miami Vice Theme by Jan Hammer in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush, A Good Heart by Feargal Sharkey, Take On Me by A-ha in UK


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