Sunday August 25, 1985

US date format: 8/25/1985, UK date format: 25/8/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 25, 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. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna 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 The Earth Fighter Rayieza or Gun.Smoke.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.

Events

  • Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
  • Disneyland welcomes three-year old Brooks Arthur Charles Burr as the park's 250-millionth visitor.
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Movies

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Police

Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

Bepanaah

Bepanaah

Directed by: Jagdish Sidana

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri

My American Cousin

My American Cousin

Directed by: Sandy Wilson

Starring: Margaret Langrick, John Wildman, Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee

The Lightship

The Lightship

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Arliss Howard

TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Days to next August 25

If August 25, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 30 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?

Cap'n Magneto

Cap'n Magneto

Platform: Apple Macintosh

Genre: adventure

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

Platform: NEC PC-8801 FM-7 Sharp X1 MSX Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Enix Nintendo (Family Computer)

Grand National

Grand National

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Elite Systems

Chuckie Egg 2

Chuckie Egg 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga

Genre: Arcade game, Adventure game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

Gun.Smoke

Gun.Smoke

Platform: FDS, NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum, Xbox, Sega Saturn, IBM PC

Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter, western

Publisher: Capcom, Romstar (North American Arcade release)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 25, 1985?

On August 25, 1985 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 25, 1985?

On August 25, 1985 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 25, 1985?

On August 25, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 25, 1985?

On August 25, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 25, 1985?

On August 25, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on August 25, 1985?

Famous people died on August 25, 1985 include, Samantha Smith.

What was the number one song in August 25, 1985?

The number one song in the week of August 25, 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 25, 1985?

The top hits on August 25, 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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