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Thursday 16 May 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stanislav Ianevski and Corey Perry. 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. Fletch, directed by Michael Ritchie, 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 About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mail Order Monsters or Lunar Pool.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1985

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Movies

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

Fletch

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Country: United States

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Future-Kill

Directed by: Ronald W. Moore

Starring: Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, Gabriel Folse, Wade Reese

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Final Justice

Directed by: Greydon Clark

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Rossano Brazzi, Venantino Venantini, Patrizia Pellegrino

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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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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 16 May 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Margaret Hamilton: American actress (Wicked Witch - The Wizard of Oz), dies from a heart attack at age 82 (born 1902).
Facts:
  • Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
  • Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year.
  • Scientists of the British Antarctic Survey announce discovery of the ozone hole.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1985 - Geocentric view

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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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Metamagical Themas

By: Douglas R. Hofstadter

Hofstadter’s collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

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Loving Each Other

By: Leo Buscaglia

In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

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Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

The continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling sensation A Woman of Substance, Hold the Dream continues the saga of Emma Harte, a sweeping tale of heartbreak and triumph.As

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mail Order Monsters

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Back to Skool

Back to Skool

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsphere

The Legend of Kage

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Family Computer/NES, MSX, Virtual Console, X1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP/NA Taito; JP Square Enix (3DSVC); EU Imagine Studios (CPC/C64)

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Mercenary

Mercenary

Platform: Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 16/116/Plus/4

Genre: Action-adventure

Lunar Pool

Platform: NES, MSX, Virtual Console

Genre: Cue sports game

Publisher: Pony Canyon, Inc. (Japan) FCI (North America)

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Home videos

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

Beverly Hills Cop

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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