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Sunday May 12, 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lika Roman and Johann Bihr. 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 Sicilian by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Great American Cross-Country Road Race or Pachicom.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1985

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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

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Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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

Country: United States

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The Emerald Forest

Directed by: John Boorman

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

Country: United States

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Brewster's Millions

Directed by: Walter Hill

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

Country: United States

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A View to a Kill

Directed by: John Glen

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

Country: United States

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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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Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Dubuffet: French painter, a sophisticated primitive, painting full time after 1942.
  • Jean Debuffet: French painter/sculptor, dies (born 1901).
Facts:
  • Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
  • Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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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

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

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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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Paradroid

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, C64 Direct-to-TV, Virtual Console, iOS (ZX Spectrum Elite Collection)

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Puzzle

Publisher: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

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Pachicom

Pachicom

Platform: MSX Family Computer PC-88 Famicom Disk System

Genre: Parlor game (Gambling)

Publisher: Toemiland

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bandai

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches

Platform: C64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Melody Hall Publishing Corp

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Activision

Home videos

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

What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Care Bears Movie

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Return to Oz

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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