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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Police

Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

Bepanaah

Bepanaah

Directed by: Jagdish Sidana

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri

My American Cousin

My American Cousin

Directed by: Sandy Wilson

Starring: Margaret Langrick, John Wildman, Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee

The Lightship

The Lightship

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Arliss Howard

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TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Days to next August 20

If 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.
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Books

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The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway

The Dangerous Summer

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The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway's firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride

Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Hold The Dream

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The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus

The Grasshopper Trap

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The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Acrojet

Acrojet

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.

Ikki

Ikki

Platform: Arcade Famicom Microsoft Windows Virtual Console[1] PlayStation (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1) PlayStation Network (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1)[2] Mobile phone PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco (arcade version) Sunsoft

Cosmic Wartoad

Cosmic Wartoad

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean

Fight Night

Fight Night

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, Atari XEGS

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Accolade U.S. Gold

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

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.


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