Wednesday May 08, 1985

US date format: 5/8/1985, UK date format: 8/5/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 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 Problem (rapper) and Problem . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Crazy For You by Madonna. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Ran, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Queenie by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bounces or Alice in Wonderland.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Judds win.

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Movies

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Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Country: United States of America

The Emerald Forest

The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Country: United States of America

A View to a Kill

A View to a Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 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.

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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blackwyche

Blackwyche

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Dragonfire II: The Dungeonmaster's Assistant

Dragonfire II: The Dungeonmaster's Assistant

Platform: Apple, Commodore, IBM Personal Computer

Publisher: Magicware

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Windham Classics

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit family, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 08, 1985?

On May 08, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1985?

On May 08, 1985 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1985?

On May 08, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1985?

On May 08, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1985?

On May 08, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1985?

On May 08, 1985 several famous people were born including, Problem (rapper), Mona Kattan, Problem .

Which famous people died on May 08, 1985?

Famous people died on May 08, 1985 include, Dolph Sweet, Theodore Sturgeon.

What was the number one song in May 08, 1985?

The number one song in the week of May 08, 1985 was Crazy For You by Madonna in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.

What were the top hits on May 08, 1985?

The top hits on May 08, 1985 were Crazy For You by Madonna, We Are The World by USA for Africa, Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle, Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson, I Feel Love (Medley) by Bronski Beat & Marc Almond in UK.


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