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Monday 13 May 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jaroslav Halak and Iwan Rheon. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. while Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Henderson Kids. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Racing Destruction Set or Konami GT.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Mapp & Lucia

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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CBS Storybreak

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

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Robotech

Written by: Carl Macek

Starring: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Country: United States

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The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Directed by: Alan Metter

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 May 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
  • Saint John the Silent
  • Saint Gerald of Villamagna
  • Saint Robert Bellarmine
  • Saint Servatus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Selma Diamond: Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985).
  • Leatrice Joy: silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) New York City, New York at age 91.
Facts:
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Wilson Goode orders police to storm the radical group MOVE's headquarters to end a stand-off. The police drop an explosive device into the headquarters, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 61 city residents in the resulting fire.
  • Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, age 21 of Texas, crowned 34th Miss USA.
  • Carlton Fisk becomes the 5th catcher to steal 100 bases.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan in Germany -- May 13, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8956
  • Time: Comet illusrates a new theory on extinction of the dinosaurs

Books

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

God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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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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The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chuckie Egg 2

Chuckie Egg 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga

Genre: Arcade game, Adventure game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

Racing Destruction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

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Imhotep

Imhotep

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Konami GT

Konami GT

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami


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