Friday September 20, 1985

US date format: 9/20/1985, UK date format: 20/9/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Alban Préaubert and Ian Desmond. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing I'm Sorry or Koronis Rift.
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Historical Events

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  • Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • The capital gains tax is introduced to Australia.

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Movies

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Commando

Commando

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Country: United States of America

Demons

Demons

Directed by: Lamberto Bava

Starring: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Faasle

Faasle

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Rohan Kapoor, Farha Naaz

Stir Crazy

Stir Crazy

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States of America

Three Men and a Cradle

Three Men and a Cradle

Directed by: Coline Serreau

Starring: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

TV Series

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The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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

Days to next September 20

If September 20, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Fourth Deadly Sin

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Retired police detective chief Edward Delaney is called back to the force to hunt a killer who’s crazy like a fox On a rainy November night, Dr.

Jubal Sackett by Louis L'Amour

Jubal Sackett

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In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land.

Final Cut by Steven Bach

Final Cut

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Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster, for ego

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules

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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blackwyche

Blackwyche

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Battle City

Battle City

Platform: Family Computer, Game Boy, Arcade (Nintendo VS. System), Sharp X1, Virtual Console (Wii and Wii U)

Genre: Action, Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Grand National

Grand National

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Elite Systems

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit family, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 20, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is September 20, 1985?

On September 20, 1985 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 20, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 20, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on September 20, 1985?

On September 20, 1985 several famous people were born including, Alban Préaubert, Tessanne Chin, Ian Desmond.

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

The number one song in the week of September 20, 1985 was Money For Nothing by Dire Straits in US and Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger in UK.

What were the top hits on September 20, 1985?

The top hits on September 20, 1985 were Money For Nothing by Dire Straits, Cherish by Kool & The Gang, St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) by John Parr in US and Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger, Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler, Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder in UK.


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