Thursday December 19, 1985

US date format: 12/19/1985, UK date format: 19/12/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Elodie Guegan and Lady Sovereign. 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. Head Office, directed by Ken Finkleman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dunera Boys. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Konami's Ping Pong or Dragontorc.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events

  • Wind in the Willows opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart
  • STS 61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem

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Movies

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Head Office

Head Office

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Merritt Butrick

Revolution

Revolution

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Starring: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States of America

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Star Knight

Star Knight

Directed by: Fernando Colomo

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Fernando Rey, Maria Lamor

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TV Series

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The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Days to next December 19

If December 19, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 9 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Texas by James A. Michener

Texas

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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative …

Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

Lucky by Jackie Collins

Lucky

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Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies by Lewis Grizzard

Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Lewis Grizzard ...John Wayne had it. True Grit, that is. Bestselling humorist and philosopher Lewis Grizzard looked for other Americans with true grit.

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mach Rider

Mach Rider

Platform: Arcade, NES/Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Nintendo

Konami's Ping Pong

Konami's Ping Pong

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Famicom Disk System, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Konami

Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

Dragontorc

Dragontorc

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Bounder

Bounder

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Commodore 64, Commodore 16 / Plus/4

Genre: Action

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics


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