Wednesday October 23, 1985

US date format: 10/23/1985, UK date format: 23/10/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 23, 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 Miguel (singer) and Masiela Lusha. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush 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 My Hero/Seishun Scandal or Galactic Warriors.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Movies

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That Was Then... This Is Now

That Was Then... This Is Now

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

Mard

Mard

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Nirupa Roy, Dara Singh

Target

Target

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt, Randy Moore

Transylvania 6-5000

Transylvania 6-5000

Directed by: Rudy De Luca

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Starring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

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

North and South

North and South

Oliana Molls i l'astàlec de bronze

Oliana Molls i l'astàlec de bronze

Days to next October 23

If October 23, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 11 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 24 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?

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: text based adventure

Publisher: BBC Software

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Lot Lot

Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Monty is Innocent

Monty is Innocent

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Galactic Warriors

Galactic Warriors

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 23, 1985?

On October 23, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 23, 1985?

On October 23, 1985 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 23, 1985?

On October 23, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 23, 1985?

On October 23, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 23, 1985?

On October 23, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 23, 1985?

On October 23, 1985 several famous people were born including, Miguel (singer), Masiela Lusha, Mohammed Abdellaoue.

What was the number one song in October 23, 1985?

The number one song in the week of October 23, 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 23, 1985?

The top hits on October 23, 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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