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Friday 17 May 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Derek Hough and Matt Ryan. 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. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 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 Fooblitzky or The Halley Project.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Brewster's Millions

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee

Country: United States

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A View to a Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts

Country: United States

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Rambo: First Blood Part II

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Les Anderson catches record 97-pound 4-ounce Chinook Salmon, off Alaska.

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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 ?

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

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom

The Halley Project

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit family Commodore 64 Commodore Amiga

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Mindscape

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Challenger

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Advance Mobile phone Virtual Console

Genre: Action game Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore Amiga, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Software Projects

Pit Pot

Pit Pot

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Puzzle Action

Publisher: Sega


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