Thursday May 02, 1985

US date format: 5/2/1985, UK date format: 2/5/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 2, 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 Lily Allen and Ashley Harkleroad. In that special week of May people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Hector Babenco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back to Skool or Lot Lot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at May 02 across the years or at May 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
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Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Microsoft introduces the Excel spreadsheet program for the Macintosh. Despite Lotus Development releasing Jazz four months before Excel ships, Excel quickly dominates the market, increasing sales of the Macintosh just as VisiCalc and Lotus 1-2-3 had done for their platforms earlier.

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Movies

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Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Days to next May 02

If May 02, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 7 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow

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The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

Glitz by Elmore Leonard

Glitz

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“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

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At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

By:

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.

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

By:

Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Back to Skool

Back to Skool

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

Alpha Mission

Alpha Mission

Platform: Arcade NES

Genre: Vertical Scrolling shooter

Publisher: SNK

Lot Lot

Lot Lot

Platform: Family Computer[1] Arcade MSX NEC PC-8801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Ikki

Ikki

Platform: Arcade Famicom Microsoft Windows Virtual Console[1] PlayStation (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1) PlayStation Network (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1)[2] Mobile phone PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco (arcade version) Sunsoft

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: dk'tronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 02, 1985?

On May 02, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 02, 1985?

On May 02, 1985 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 02, 1985?

On May 02, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 02, 1985?

On May 02, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 02, 1985?

On May 02, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 02, 1985?

On May 02, 1985 several famous people were born including, Lily Allen, Ashley Harkleroad, Sarah Hughes.

Which famous people died on May 02, 1985?

Famous people died on May 02, 1985 include, Hal LeRoy, Attilio Bettega, Milton S Eisenhower.

What was the number one song in May 02, 1985?

The number one song in the week of May 02, 1985 was We Are The World by USA for Africa in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in UK.

What were the top hits on May 02, 1985?

The top hits on May 02, 1985 were We Are The World by USA for Africa, Crazy For You by Madonna, Rhythm Of The Night by DeBarge in US and Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears, We Are The World by USA For Africa, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins in UK.


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