Thursday August 29, 1985

US date format: 8/29/1985, UK date format: 29/8/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 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 Jeffrey Licon and Achilles Liarmakopoulos. 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. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky Road. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network or Infernal Runner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Events

  • Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • New York Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time

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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

Oriana

Oriana

Directed by: Fina Torres

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

The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Country: United States of America

Smooth Talk

Smooth Talk

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

Starring: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

Police

Police

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

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

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 29

If August 29, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Amateurs by David Halberstam

The Amateurs

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"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport." *Walter Clemons Newsweek"A PENETRATING, FASCINATING AND REMARKABLY SUSPENSEFUL NARRATIVE."

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules

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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

Nutcracker by Shana Alexander

Nutcracker

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The New York Times–bestselling classic true-crime story of Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, the Manhattan socialite who persuaded the one assassin who couldn’t refuse her—her teenage son—to kill her multimillionaire father In August

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Platform: Arcade PS4 (Arcade Archives)

Genre: Sports, Professional wrestling

Publisher: Taito HAMSTER (PS4)

Infernal Runner

Infernal Runner

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Loriciel

The Last V8

The Last V8

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

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mastertronics

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 29, 1985?

On August 29, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 29, 1985?

On August 29, 1985 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 29, 1985?

On August 29, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 29, 1985?

On August 29, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 29, 1985?

On August 29, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 29, 1985?

On August 29, 1985 several famous people were born including, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Jeffrey Licon, Marc Rzepczynski.

Which famous people died on August 29, 1985?

Famous people died on August 29, 1985 include, Alexander Abramsky, Patrick Barr, Evelyn Ankers.

What was the number one song in August 29, 1985?

The number one song in the week of August 29, 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 29, 1985?

The top hits on August 29, 1985 were Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News, St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) by John Parr, Freeway Of Love by Aretha Franklin 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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