Friday April 19, 1985

US date format: 4/19/1985, UK date format: 19/4/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see zodiac on April 19, 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 Lacrim and Nicolas Maurice-Belay. In that special week of April people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Gymkata, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mussolini and I. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge or Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at April 19 across the years or at April 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
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Events

  • 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D) - Discovery 4 returns to Earth
  • FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
  • The Soviet Union performs a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan.

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Movies

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Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

TV Series

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The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

It

It

Starring: The It Dancers

Country: Philippines

Days to next April 19

If April 19, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 7 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding

Distant Neighbors

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A study of Mexico - political, social, cultural, economic - by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin

Citizen Hughes

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Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man.

Proof by Dick Francis

Proof

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Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

NFL Challenge

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

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

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bandai

Ice Palace

Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Access Software (1985)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 19, 1985?

On April 19, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 19, 1985?

On April 19, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 19, 1985?

On April 19, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 19, 1985?

On April 19, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 19, 1985?

On April 19, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 19, 1985?

On April 19, 1985 several famous people were born including, Lacrim , Nicolas Maurice-Belay, Zack Conroy.

What was the number one song in April 19, 1985?

The number one song in the week of April 19, 1985 was We Are The World by USA for Africa in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in UK.

What were the top hits on April 19, 1985?

The top hits on April 19, 1985 were We Are The World by USA for Africa, Crazy For You by Madonna, Nightshift by Commodores in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears, We Are The World by USA For Africa, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins in UK.


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