Tuesday August 20, 1985
US date format: 8/20/1985, UK date format: 20/8/1985
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Álvaro Negredo and Glen Buttriss.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News.
In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits.
Police, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky Road.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Acrojet or Ikki.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1985?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
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- Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
- Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
- Hanspeter Beck of South Australia finishes a 3,875-mile, 51-day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle.
- Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of the US.
- Harchand Singh Longowai: Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
- Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- Heart - What About Love?
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- Kool & The Gang - Cherish
- Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
- Patti LaBelle - Stir It Up
- Cameo - Attack Me With Your Love
- Debarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- Steve Arrington - Dancin' In The Key Of Life
- Boogie Boys - Fly Girl
- Mary Jane Girls - Wild And Crazy Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 20If August 20, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 22 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 20, 1985?
On August 20, 1985 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is August 20, 1985?
On August 20, 1985 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 20, 1985?
On August 20, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 20, 1985?
On August 20, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 20, 1985?
On August 20, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 20, 1985?
On August 20, 1985 several famous people were born including, Álvaro Negredo, Blake DeWitt, Glen Buttriss.
Which famous people died on August 20, 1985?
Famous people died on August 20, 1985 include, Harchand Singh Longowai.
What was the number one song in August 20, 1985?
The number one song in the week of August 20, 1985 was Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News in US and Into The Groove by Madonna in UK.
What were the top hits on August 20, 1985?
The top hits on August 20, 1985 were Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News, Shout by Tears For Fears, Never Surrender by Corey Hart in US and Into The Groove by Madonna, I Got You Babe by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.