Wednesday March 20, 1985

US date format: 3/20/1985, UK date format: 20/3/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Faith Leon and Ronnie Brewer. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. In UK You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Alamo Bay, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Titan by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Half Nelson. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackwyche or Alien 8.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.

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Movies

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Alamo Bay

Alamo Bay

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, Ho Nguyen, Donald Moffat

Invitation to the Wedding

Invitation to the Wedding

Directed by: Joseph Brooks

Starring: Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Paul Nicholas, Elizabeth Shepherd

Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Country: United States of America

Not Quite Paradise

Not Quite Paradise

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Joanna Pacula, Sam Robards, Todd Graff, Kevin McNally

Desperately Seeking Susan

Desperately Seeking Susan

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

TV Series

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Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Sanada Taiheiki

Sanada Taiheiki

Days to next March 20

If March 20, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 7 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Titan by Fred Mustard Stewart

The Titan

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Fiction Historical novel.

Cry Of The Kalahari by Mark and Delia Owen

Cry Of The Kalahari

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This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and

See You Later Alligator by William F. Buckley Jr

See You Later Alligator

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Hardcover with dustjacket.

Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding

Distant Neighbors

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A study of Mexico - political, social, cultural, economic - by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

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?

Blackwyche

Blackwyche

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

NFL Challenge

NFL Challenge

Genre: Sports, American football

Alien 8

Alien 8

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro Amstrad CPC MSX

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Grand National

Grand National

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Elite Systems

Gradius

Gradius

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On March 20, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is March 20, 1985?

On March 20, 1985 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 20, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 20, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on March 20, 1985?

On March 20, 1985 several famous people were born including, Faith Leon, Ronnie Brewer, Morgan Amalfitano.

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

The number one song in the week of March 20, 1985 was Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon in US and You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive in UK.

What were the top hits on March 20, 1985?

The top hits on March 20, 1985 were Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon, Material Girl by Madonna, One More Night by Phil Collins in US and You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins, I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson in UK.


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