Saturday October 26, 1985

US date format: 10/26/1985, UK date format: 26/10/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see zodiac on October 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 Soko (singer) and Asin (actress). In that special week of October people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 My Hero/Seishun Scandal or Bounces.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Saint Louis Cardinals the 82nd World Series.
  • The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.

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Movies

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After Hours

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

Desert Hearts

Desert Hearts

Directed by: Donna Deitch

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Oriana

Oriana

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges

TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson

Rockschool

Rockschool

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 24 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

By:

“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

By:

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

By:

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

By:

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?

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Ace

Ace

Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

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

The Last V8

The Last V8

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mastertronics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 26, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 26, 1985?

On October 26, 1985 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 26, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 26, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 26, 1985?

On October 26, 1985 several famous people were born including, Soko (singer), Asin (actress), Monta Ellis.

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

The number one song in the week of October 26, 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 26, 1985?

The top hits on October 26, 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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