Saturday October 19, 1985

US date format: 10/19/1985, UK date format: 19/10/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 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 Ashlyn Harris and Terry Etim. 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 Dragon Buster or Fairlight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • The first Blockbuster Video store opens in Dallas, Texas.

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Movies

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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

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 19

If October 19, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Red Fox by Anthony Hyde

The Red Fox

By:

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

By:

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

Goddess by Anthony Summers

Goddess

By:

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?

MUD2

MUD2

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Platform: C64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Martech

Dragon Buster

Dragon Buster

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer, MSX, PC-8801, X68000, Wii and Wii U (Virtual Console), iOS, Android

Genre: Platform game Dungeon crawl Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP/NA Namco; JP Dempa; JP Enix (PC88)

City Connection

City Connection

Platform: Arcade NES MSX Virtual Console Arcade Archives(PS4)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco, Kitcorp, HAMSTER

Fairlight

Fairlight

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

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Edge Games

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 19, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 19, 1985?

On October 19, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 19, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 19, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 19, 1985?

On October 19, 1985 several famous people were born including, Terry Etim, Ashlyn Harris, RR Enriquez.

Which famous people died on October 19, 1985?

Famous people died on October 19, 1985 include, Alfred Rouleau.

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

The number one song in the week of October 19, 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 19, 1985?

The top hits on October 19, 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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