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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. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynamite Dan or Gunfright.
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What the sky looked like on 8 May 1985

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Movies

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

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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

Country: United States

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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

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Pale Rider

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

Country: United States

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Disciples of the 36th Chamber

Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu

Starring: Hou Hsiao, Chia-Hui Liu, Lily Li, Jason Pai Piao

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Aar Paar

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Rozina, Utpal Dutt, Nuton

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TV Series

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

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

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Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

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Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

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Schöne Ferien

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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:
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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.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 08, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

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Queenie

By: Michael Korda

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

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No More Vietnams

By: Richard Nixon

The late president provides his explanation of America's failure in the Vietnam conflict and argues that the U.S. should not allow its foreign policy to be paralyzed by fear

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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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dynamite Dan

Dynamite Dan

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

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

Mach Rider

Platform: Arcade, NES/Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Buggy Boy

Platform: Arcade; Commodore 64; ZX Spectrum; Amstrad CPC; Amiga; Atari ST

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Tatsumi; NA Data East

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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 Secret of the Sword

Studio: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Studio: Warner Home Video

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Gremlins

Studio: Warner Home Video

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