Wednesday October 30, 1985

US date format: 10/30/1985, UK date format: 30/10/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 30, 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 Marina (Star Academy) and Ramona Aricò. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Runaway Train, directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Last Wish by Betty Rollin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gyromite or Lot Lot.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Marcel
  • Bl. John Slade
  • St. Theonestus
  • St. Talacrian
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Events

  • 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A) - Challenger 9-launched
  • Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

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Movies

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Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy

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

Letter to Brezhnev

Letter to Brezhnev

Directed by: Chris Bernard

Starring: Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Tracy Marshak-Nash, Alexandra Pigg

Once Bitten

Once Bitten

Directed by: Howard Storm

Starring: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little

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

TV Series

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Arsenal

Arsenal

Directed by: Steven C. Miller

Heart of the High Country

Heart of the High Country

Inside

Inside

Directed by: Jeff Mahler

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

Days to next October 30

If October 30, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 11 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Lucky by Jackie Collins

Lucky

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Jackie Collins' sizzling #1 bestseller -- and her most sensational heroine! From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo.

Living With The Kennedys by Marcia Chellis

Living With The Kennedys

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Living With the Kennedys The Joan Kennedy Story

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

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“POIGNANT . . . FUNNY . . . THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST IS ONE OF HER BEST. . . . [TYLER] HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER.”–The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gyromite

Gyromite

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Hang-On

Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Lot Lot

Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Grand National

Grand National

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Elite Systems

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: dk'tronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 30, 1985?

On October 30, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 30, 1985?

On October 30, 1985 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 30, 1985?

On October 30, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 30, 1985?

On October 30, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 30, 1985?

On October 30, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 30, 1985?

On October 30, 1985 several famous people were born including, Marina (Star Academy), Ramona Aricò, Ragnar Klavan.

Which famous people died on October 30, 1985?

Famous people died on October 30, 1985 include, Kirby Grant Hoon Jr.

What was the number one song in October 30, 1985?

The number one song in the week of October 30, 1985 was Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder in US and The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush in UK.

What were the top hits on October 30, 1985?

The top hits on October 30, 1985 were Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder, Miami Vice Theme by Jan Hammer, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston 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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