Tuesday December 31, 1985, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1985, UK date format: 31/12/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Shay Laren and Jonathan Horton. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Hannah and Her Sisters, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fooblitzky or Galactic Warriors.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

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Movies

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Country: United States of America

The Hitcher

The Hitcher

Directed by: Robert Harmon

Starring: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Country: United States of America

Ginger and Fred

Ginger and Fred

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

The Boy in Blue

The Boy in Blue

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Cynthia Dale, Christopher Plummer, David Naughton

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

Blind Date

Blind Date

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Directed by: Warren Dudley

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 8 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces Of My Mind

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Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey

Strong Medicine

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Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

Illusions Of Love by Cynthia Freeman

Illusions Of Love

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Do we make our own destinies? Can we alter the courses of our lives?Cynthia Freeman’s New York Times bestselling novel will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of a second

Moses The Kitten by James Herriot

Moses The Kitten

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A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gyromite

Gyromite

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

Galactic Warriors

Galactic Warriors

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami

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

Richard Petty's Talladega

Richard Petty's Talladega

Platform: Commodore 64 Atari XL

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: NA Electronic Arts; EU Ariolasoft

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 31, 1985 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1985?

On December 31, 1985 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1985?

On December 31, 1985 several famous people were born including, Shay Laren, Jan Smit, Jonathan Horton.

Which famous people died on December 31, 1985?

Famous people died on December 31, 1985 include, Rick Nelson, Sam Spiegel.

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

The number one song in the week of December 31, 1985 was Like A Virgin by Madonna in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid in UK.

What were the top hits on December 31, 1985?

The top hits on December 31, 1985 were Like A Virgin by Madonna, Wild Boys by Duran Duran, Sea Of Love by The Honeydrippers in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens in UK.


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