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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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.

But much more happened on October 1985: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1985?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1985 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
  • 02 Oct 1985 Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
  • 03 Oct 1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J) - Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
  • 04 Oct 1985 Henry G Perry completes 157-day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia.
  • 06 Oct 1985 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • 07 Oct 1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J) - Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 08 Oct 1985 Rembrandt & Hitler or Me premieres in Amsterdam
  • 09 Oct 1985 Tango Argentino opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 performances
  • 10 Oct 1985 Sudan adopts interim constitution
  • 11 Oct 1985 US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
  • 12 Oct 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission
  • 13 Oct 1985 Sunday in the Park with George closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances
  • 14 Oct 1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
  • 15 Oct 1985 Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • 16 Oct 1985 Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
  • 17 Oct 1985 French Author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
  • 18 Oct 1985 Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States, in New York City. Special displays are set up in department, toy, and electronics stores. The NES comes with the Robotic Operating Buddy and the Zapper light gun. Price is US$125. Seventeen game cartridges are available with the launch of the game system.
  • 19 Oct 1985 The first Blockbuster Video store opens in Dallas, Texas.
  • 22 Oct 1985 Bret Saberhagen gives Kansas City Royals their 1st World Series win
  • 25 Oct 1985 Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
  • 26 Oct 1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Saint Louis Cardinals the 82nd World Series.
  • 27 Oct 1985 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 28 Oct 1985 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
  • 29 Oct 1985 Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • 30 Oct 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A) - Challenger 9-launched

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Movies

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Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy

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

Letter to Brezhnev

Letter to Brezhnev

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Chris Bernard

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

That Was Then... This Is Now

That Was Then... This Is Now

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1985?
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Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine

Dancing In The Light

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Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey.

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

Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact

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In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe.

The Human Animal by Phil Donahue

The Human Animal

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The Human Animal

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.