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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 19, 1985?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- 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
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Eugene Wilde - Don't Say No Tonight
- New Edition - Count Me Out
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre
- Isley, Jasper, Isley - Caravan of Love
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Bernard Wright - Who Do You Love
- The Jets - Curiosity
- Kool & The Gang - Emergency
- Ready For The World - Digital Display
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 19If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?