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). 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 Proof by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cauldron or Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing.
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Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

Country: United States of America

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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

Country: United States of America

The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

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

Country: United States of America

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

Directed by: John Glen

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

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 08, 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)
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    Events

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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Proof

By: Dick Francis

Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally.

Inside, Outside

By: Herman Wouk

This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during

Once Upon A Time

By: Gloria Vanderbilt

Once Upon a Time: A True Story, 1985 BCE, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Hardcover with dust jacket, 301 pages, published by Alfred A.

Son Of The Morning Star

By: Evan S. Connell

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

A Passion For Excellence

By: Tom Peters and Nancy Austin

A Passion For Excellence is the single most existing, inspiring, career-transforming book ever published for people who want to get ahead.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision/Mastertronic

Exed Exes

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Virtual Console

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Capcom, Tokuma Shoten (Famicom)

Infernal Runner

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Loriciel

Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Enterprise 128

Genre: Arcade adventure, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software


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