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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1985?
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Goddess by Anthony Summers

Goddess

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She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries.

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

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

A Maggot by John Fowles

A Maggot

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In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that A Maggot began as a vision he had of five travellers riding with mysterious purpose through remote countryside.

The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt For Red October

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Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to