Sunday May 19, 1985

US date format: 5/19/1985, UK date format: 19/5/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 19, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jon Kortajarena and Chris Loudon. 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 Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Who and the Warlord or Boffin.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
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Events

  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
  • John Anthony Walker Jr., is arrested by the FBI for passing classified Naval communications to the Soviet Union.

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Movies

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Fletch

Fletch

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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

Country: United States of America

Future-Kill

Future-Kill

Directed by: Ronald W. Moore

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

Final Justice

Final Justice

Directed by: Greydon Clark

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

Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Days to next May 19

If May 19, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

By:

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

Queenie by Michael Korda

Queenie

By:

At the heart of Michael Korda's dazzlilng novel is a woman so beautiful that nothing can hurt her--except her own past.

Men And Angels by Mary Gordon

Men And Angels

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With her husband abroad, an art historian employs a devout but difficult nanny, unsettling her domestic life as well as her view of motherhood—and of herselfWhen Anne Foster’s husband accepts a

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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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

The Blood Of Abraham by Jimmy Carter

The Blood Of Abraham

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: text based adventure

Publisher: BBC Software

Hang-On

Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Cops 'n' Robbers

Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions


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