Saturday August 31, 1985

US date format: 8/31/1985, UK date format: 31/8/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 31, 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 Ashley Hartman and Mohammed bin Salman. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Ice Climber or The Empire of Karn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at August 31 across the years or at August 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois
  • Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the Night Stalker, is captured in Los Angeles.
  • The wreck of the RMS ''Titanic'' (1912) in the North Atlantic is located by a joint American-French expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard (WHOI) and Jean-Louis Michel (Ifremer) using side-scan sonar from RV ''Knorr''.

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Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America

After Hours

After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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

Country: United States of America

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy

Country: United States of America

Silverado

Silverado

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

Stingray

Stingray

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

Directed by: Roger Melvin

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 3 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 29 days.
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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?

Norway 1985

Norway 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

A-Train

A-Train

Platform: Windows, Mac, Amiga, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, FM-7, Mega Drive, MSX2, NES, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Virtual Console

Genre: Vehicle Simulation Game

Publisher: JP Artdink; NA Maxis; EU Ocean Software

Ice Climber

Ice Climber

Platform: Famicom/NES, NEC PC-8801, Sharp X1, Arcade, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, e-Reader, Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1985?

On August 31, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1985?

On August 31, 1985 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1985?

On August 31, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1985?

On August 31, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1985?

On August 31, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1985?

On August 31, 1985 several famous people were born including, Ashley Hartman, Mohammed bin Salman, Rolando .

What was the number one song in August 31, 1985?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 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 31, 1985?

The top hits on August 31, 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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