Tuesday December 24, 1985, Christmas Eve
US date format: 12/24/1985, UK date format: 24/12/1985
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Laura Aikman and Alexey Dmitriev.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie.
In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits.
Head Office, directed by Ken Finkleman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Charles & Diana by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching That's Entertainment.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Racing Destruction Set or Blade Runner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1985?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Right wing extremist David Lewis Rice murders civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark as well as Goldmark's wife and two children in Seattle, Washington.
- Rome and Vienna airport attacks: Abu Nidal terrorists open fire in the airports of Rome and Vienna, leaving 18 dead and 120 injured.
- American naturalist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda.
- The Australian state of Victoria celebrates its 150th anniversary.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Eugene Wilde - Don't Say No Tonight
- Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
- New Edition - Count Me Out
- Dionne & Friends - That's What Friends Are For
- Ready For The World - Digital Display
- Stevie Wonder - Go Home
- Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
- The Jets - Curiosity
- Kool & The Gang - Emergency
- Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre
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