Monday October 21, 1985

US date format: 10/21/1985, UK date format: 21/10/1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 21, 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 Rainier Castillo and Danny Wylde. In that special week of October people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. That Was Then... This Is Now, directed by Christopher Cain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Equalizer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Empire of Karn or Cyclone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at October 21 across the years or at October 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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Famous Deaths

  • Dan White: American homicide, a disgruntled former...

Movies

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After Hours

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

Desert Hearts

Desert Hearts

Directed by: Donna Deitch

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Oriana

Oriana

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges

Sport Games on October 21, 1985

Sport Games on October 21, 1985


NFL

American Football
  • Green Bay Packers - Chicago Bears : 7 - 23
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TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

Rockschool

Rockschool

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

Secrets by Danielle Steel

Secrets

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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

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.

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

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When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cap'n Magneto

Cap'n Magneto

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: adventure

Cosmic Soldier

Cosmic Soldier

Platform: MSX, PC-8801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Kogado Studio

Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Cyclone

Cyclone

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Vortex Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 21, 1985?

On October 21, 1985 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is October 21, 1985?

On October 21, 1985 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 21, 1985?

On October 21, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 21, 1985?

On October 21, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 21, 1985?

On October 21, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 21, 1985?

On October 21, 1985 several famous people were born including, Rainier Castillo, Danny Wylde, Lisa Morales.

Which famous people died on October 21, 1985?

Famous people died on October 21, 1985 include, Dan White.

What was the number one song in October 21, 1985?

The number one song in the week of October 21, 1985 was Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush in UK.

What were the top hits on October 21, 1985?

The top hits on October 21, 1985 were Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder, Take On Me by A-Ha in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush, If I Was by Midge Ure, Trapped by Colonel Abrams in UK.


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