Thursday December 26, 1985

US date format: 12/26/1985, UK date format: 26/12/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 26, 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 Beth Behrs and Yu Shirota. 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 Chubby Cherub or Flashgal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at December 26 across the years or at December 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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Movies

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States of America

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The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Clue

Clue

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Country: United States of America

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Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Starring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

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TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Oliver Maass

Oliver Maass

That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment

Directed by: Jr. Jack Haley

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

The Dunera Boys

The Dunera Boys

Directed by: Ben Lewin

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Charles & Diana by Ralph G. Martin

Charles & Diana

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Illustrated with thirty-two pages of photographs, this in-depth, intimate portrait of the future royalty of England draws on interviews with family, friends, confidants, and associates of the royal couple.

What'S Bred In The Bone by Robertson Davies

What'S Bred In The Bone

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At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.

London Match by Len Deighton

London Match

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Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets Of Harry Bright

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All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew

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Who could imagine…?In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against

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

Chubby Cherub

Chubby Cherub

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bandai

Flashgal

Flashgal

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Brian Bloodaxe

Brian Bloodaxe

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, Amstrad CPC 464 by Trevor Inns

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: The Edge Software

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 26, 1985?

On December 26, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 26, 1985?

On December 26, 1985 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 26, 1985?

On December 26, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 26, 1985?

On December 26, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 26, 1985?

On December 26, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 26, 1985?

On December 26, 1985 several famous people were born including, Beth Behrs, Yu Shirota, Steven Hartman in Westlake.

Which famous people died on December 26, 1985?

Famous people died on December 26, 1985 include, Dian Fossey, Harold P Warren.

What was the number one song in December 26, 1985?

The number one song in the week of December 26, 1985 was Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie in US and Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston in UK.

What were the top hits on December 26, 1985?

The top hits on December 26, 1985 were Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie, Party All The Time by Eddie Murphy, Alive & Kicking by Simple Minds in US and Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens, I'm Your Man by Wham! in UK.