Thursday October 31, 1985, Halloween

US date format: 10/31/1985, UK date format: 31/10/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Anne Dechauffour and Kathryn Minshew. 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 The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arsenal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cavelord or Road Blaster.
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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 31

If October 31, 1985 is your birthday you're 34 years, 11 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 days.
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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?

Cavelord

Cavelord

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

Paradroid

Paradroid

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, C64 Direct-to-TV, Virtual Console, iOS (ZX Spectrum Elite Collection)

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Puzzle

Publisher: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

Road Blaster

Road Blaster

Platform: Arcade, MSX, Sega Mega-CD, LaserActive, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, VHS, iOS, Sharp X68000, Windows

Genre: Interactive movie Vehicular combat

Publisher: Data East (arcade) Wolf Team, Renovation, Sega (Mega-CD) Ecseco (Saturn/PS1)

Nodes of Yesod

Nodes of Yesod

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

Genre: Maze; Platform

Gunfright

Gunfright

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX, Xbox One

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: U.S. Gold

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 31, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 31, 1985?

On October 31, 1985 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 31, 1985?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 31, 1985?

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

Which famous people are born on October 31, 1985?

On October 31, 1985 several famous people were born including, Anne Dechauffour, Kathryn Minshew.

Which famous people died on October 31, 1985?

Famous people died on October 31, 1985 include, Anton Christoforidis, Nikos Engonopoulos.

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

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

The top hits on October 31, 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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