Wednesday July 31, 1985

US date format: 7/31/1985, UK date format: 31/7/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Rémy Di Grégorio and Clotilde Reiss. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Year of the Dragon, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stingray. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Empire of Karn or Talisman.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
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Events

  • Liberia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Movies

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Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

American Flyers

American Flyers

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Volunteers

Volunteers

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Real Genius

Real Genius

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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

Country: United States of America

My Science Project

My Science Project

Directed by: Jonathan R. Betuel

Starring: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Stingray

Stingray

Watchdog

Watchdog

Directed by: Yuri Kovalev

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

Ein Mann macht klar Schiff

About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

My Brother Jonathan

My Brother Jonathan

Days to next July 31

If July 31, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 2 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

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From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

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.

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover

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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Nodes of Yesod

Nodes of Yesod

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Enterprise 64/128, iOS (Apple)

Genre: Maze; Platform

Talisman

Talisman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Windows, Mobile

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Games Workshop

Confuzion

Confuzion

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 31, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 31, 1985?

On July 31, 1985 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 31, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 31, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on July 31, 1985?

On July 31, 1985 several famous people were born including, Rémy Di Grégorio, Clotilde Reiss, Daniel Ciofani.

Which famous people died on July 31, 1985?

Famous people died on July 31, 1985 include, Eugene Carson Blake.

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

The number one song in the week of July 31, 1985 was Shout by Tears For Fears in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge in UK.

What were the top hits on July 31, 1985?

The top hits on July 31, 1985 were Shout by Tears For Fears, Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young, If You Love Somebody Set Them Free by Sting in US and Frankie by Sister Sledge, Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer, There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics in UK.


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