Saturday July 20, 1985

US date format: 7/20/1985, UK date format: 20/7/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 John Francis Daley and Harley Morenstein. In that special week of July people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, 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 Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Rats or Exed Exes.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
  • Walt Disney World welcomes its 200-millionth guest, Virgil Waytes, Jr.
  • The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
  • State President of South Africa, P. W. Botha, declares a state of emergency in 36 magisterial districts of South Africa amid growing civil unrest in black townships.

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Movies

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Fright Night

Fright Night

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States of America

Weird Science

Weird Science

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Country: United States of America

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Directed by: Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Country: United States of America

The Heavenly Kid

The Heavenly Kid

Directed by: Cary Medoway

Starring: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

TV Series

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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Days to next July 20

If July 20, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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

Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Footfall

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"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.I LOVED IT!"--Tom ClancyThey first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth.

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt For Red October

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Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Rats

The Rats

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Government simulation game / Text Adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

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

The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Exed Exes

Exed Exes

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Virtual Console

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Capcom, Tokuma Shoten (Famicom)

Ghetto Blaster

Ghetto Blaster

Platform: C64

Genre: Action

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 20, 1985?

On July 20, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is July 20, 1985?

On July 20, 1985 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 20, 1985?

On July 20, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 20, 1985?

On July 20, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 20, 1985?

On July 20, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 20, 1985?

On July 20, 1985 several famous people were born including, John Francis Daley, John Daley, Harley Morenstein.

What was the number one song in July 20, 1985?

The number one song in the week of July 20, 1985 was A View To A Kill by Duran Duran in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge in UK.

What were the top hits on July 20, 1985?

The top hits on July 20, 1985 were A View To A Kill by Duran Duran, Raspberry Beret by Prince, Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge, Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.


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