Saturday August 24, 1985

US date format: 8/24/1985, UK date format: 24/8/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 24, 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 Pierre Sarkozy and Destiny Davis. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Police, directed by Maurice Pialat, 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 Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formation Z or Commando.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at August 24 across the years or at August 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather

Famous Deaths

Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America

The Goonies

The Goonies

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Country: United States of America

Silverado

Silverado

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

Stingray

Stingray

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 3 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 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

Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Hold The Dream

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The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus

The Grasshopper Trap

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The bestselling author of They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is at it again with more of his zany spoofs of The Great Outdoors.

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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?

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Platform: MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game, arcade adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic

Law of the West

Law of the West

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, NES (In Japan Only)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Accolade American Action (Scandinavia)

Formation Z

Formation Z

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Jaleco

Commando

Commando

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Virtual Console, PlayStation 3, X

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Capcom

Chimera

Chimera

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Firebird

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 24, 1985?

On August 24, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 24, 1985?

On August 24, 1985 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 24, 1985?

On August 24, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 24, 1985?

On August 24, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 24, 1985?

On August 24, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 24, 1985?

On August 24, 1985 several famous people were born including, Pierre Sarkozy, Destiny Davis, Explorer 5 (United States satellite).

Which famous people died on August 24, 1985?

Famous people died on August 24, 1985 include, Paul Creston [Giuseppe / Joseph Guttoveggio].

What was the number one song in August 24, 1985?

The number one song in the week of August 24, 1985 was Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News in US and Into The Groove by Madonna in UK.

What were the top hits on August 24, 1985?

The top hits on August 24, 1985 were Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News, Shout by Tears For Fears, Never Surrender by Corey Hart in US and Into The Groove by Madonna, I Got You Babe by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.


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