Wednesday October 16, 1985

US date format: 10/16/1985, UK date format: 16/10/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 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 Casey Stoner and Verena Sailer. In that special week of October people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, directed by Jack Sholder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Red Fox by Anthony Hyde was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cavelord or Cosmic Wartoad.
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Historical Events

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  • Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
  • Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman and Jerome Karle
  • Intel introduces the 16 MHz 80386 processor. With a 32-bit data bus, it can directly address four gigabytes of memory. Processor speed is three to four million instructions per second. Intel spent $100 million developing the processor.

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After Hours

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Fright Night

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

Desert Hearts

Desert Hearts

Directed by: Donna Deitch

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

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TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

Rockschool

Rockschool

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 12 days.
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Books

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The Red Fox by Anthony Hyde

The Red Fox

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Soviet affairs specialist Robert Thorne receives a strange message from May Brightman, a woman he had been due to marry twenty years earlier. It

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Goddess by Anthony Summers

Goddess

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She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries.

A Passion For Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence

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A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

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?

Cavelord

Cavelord

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

Deathstar

Deathstar

Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

Beach Head

Beach Head

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Access Software

Cosmic Wartoad

Cosmic Wartoad

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean

Gunfright

Gunfright

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX, Xbox One

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: U.S. Gold

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 16, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 16, 1985?

On October 16, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 16, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 16, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 16, 1985?

On October 16, 1985 several famous people were born including, Casey Stoner, Verena Sailer.

Which famous people died on October 16, 1985?

Famous people died on October 16, 1985 include, Claude Stroud.

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

The number one song in the week of October 16, 1985 was Take On Me by A-Ha in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush in UK.

What were the top hits on October 16, 1985?

The top hits on October 16, 1985 were Take On Me by A-Ha, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush, If I Was by Midge Ure, Trapped by Colonel Abrams in UK.


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