#
Boosts
Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Wednesday 8 May 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 The Finishing School by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bounces or Master of Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1985 or at May 08 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 8 May 1985 and get them!

What the sky looked like on 8 May 1985

Get the star map showing the sky over this special date

Get the map of the stars on this day

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

Country: United States

More info

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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

Country: United States

More info

The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

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

Country: United States

More info

Brewster's Millions

Directed by: Walter Hill

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

Country: United States

More info

A View to a Kill

Directed by: John Glen

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

Country: United States

More info

Personalized book about You

Personalized book about You

Your book about what happened on 8 May 1985

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

More info

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

More info

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

More info

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

More info

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

More info

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 8 May 1985!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1985 ?

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)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 08 May
Famous Deaths:
  • Dolph Sweet: Actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74.
  • Theodore Sturgeon: American writer distinguished for science-fiction, the winner of the Nebula Award in 1970, the Hugo Award in 1971 and the International Fantasy award in 1953 for his work, "More Than Human.
Facts:
  • 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Judds win.

Search For Your Ancestors

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 08, 1985 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on May 08, 1985 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

See astronomy profile for 8 May 1985

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee Click here to Subscribe

...and if 8 May 1985 was your Birth Date then Join our Birthday Club!

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1985?

Life magazine Beano comics

Genealogy: find out your family heritage

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Finishing School

By: Gail Godwin

Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color.

More info

A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

More info

The Lonely Silver Rain

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

More info

Thinner

By: Richard Bachman

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

More info

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC

Publisher: Hutchinson Computer Publishing

Master of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

More info
Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Master of the Lamps

Master of the Lamps

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Activision

Gunfright

Gunfright

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC MSX, Xbox One

Genre: Arcade adventure; Maze

Publisher: U.S. Gold

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Vanishing Prairie

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

More info

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

More info

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

More info

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

More info

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

More info

#
Boosts
Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Tell the world why 8 May 1985 is such a special date for you!