Thursday October 24, 1985

US date format: 10/24/1985, UK date format: 24/10/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Wayne Rooney and Lionel Beauxis. 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 Doomdark's Revenge or Arnhen.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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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

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Oliana Molls i l'astàlec de bronze

Days to next October 24

If October 24, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 28 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?

Doomdark's Revenge

Doomdark's Revenge

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Commodore Plus/4

Genre: Role-playing, strategy

Publisher: Beyond Software

Master of Magic

Master of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Platform: Apple IIGS, Macintosh; Atari ST; Commodore 64, Amiga; DOS; Game Boy Color; Microsoft Windows (Pocket PC); NES

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape Kemco (NES, GBC)

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Lord of the Rings: Game One

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, BBC Micro, Dragon 32/64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS.

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Arnhen

Arnhen

Platform: MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: SSI (U.S.), CCS (U.K.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 24, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 24, 1985?

On October 24, 1985 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 24, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 24, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 24, 1985?

On October 24, 1985 several famous people were born including, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Beauxis, Angela Asare.

Which famous people died on October 24, 1985?

Famous people died on October 24, 1985 include, Maurice Roy, Richie Evans.

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

The number one song in the week of October 24, 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 24, 1985?

The top hits on October 24, 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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