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Sunday 12 May 1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tally Hall 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. Girls Just Want to Have Fun, directed by Alan Metter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Henderson Kids. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fight Night or Power!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

Las amazonas

Starring: Hilda Carrero, Eduardo Serrano, Julio Alcázar, Daniela Alvarado

Mapp & Lucia

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hono no Arupen Rôzu

Starring: Keiichi Nanba, Yoshino Takamori, Ken'yû Horiuchi, Shûichi Ikeda

Country: Japan

CBS Storybreak

Starring: Hamilton Camp, Brian Cummings, Michael Bell, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf

Country: United States

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The Last Dragon

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney

Country: United States

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Mask

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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Witness

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

Country: United States

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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 Debuffet: French painter/sculptor, dies (born 1901).
  • Jean Dubuffet: French painter, a sophisticated primitive, painting full time after 1942.
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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Comet illusrates a new theory on extinction of the dinosaurs
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8955
  • Life: Artificial Heart Patient

Books

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

The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

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

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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

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Breaking With Moscow

By: Arkady N. Shevchenko

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

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The Blood Of Abraham

By: Jimmy Carter

Since his earliest days in the White House, Jimmy Carter has demonstrated an untiring passion for pursuing peace in the Middle East.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fight Night

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, Atari XEGS

Genre: Fighting, Sports

Publisher: Accolade U.S. Gold

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Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Platform: Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame

Publisher: Ocean Software

Jason's Gem

Jason's Gem

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

Power!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Durell Software

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