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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 19, 1985?
- 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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- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 19, 1985?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
- Madonna - Crazy For You
- Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
- Wham! - Everything She Wants (Remix)
- Sade - Smooth Operator
- The Power Station - Some Like It Hot
- DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night
- USA for Africa - We Are The World
- Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
- Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Fresh
- USA For Africa - We Are The World
- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
- Mary Jane Girls - In My House
- Sade - Smooth Operator
- Debarge - Rhythm Of the Night
- Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room
- The Gap Band - I Found My Baby
- Freddie Jackson - Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
- ConFunkShun - Electric Lady
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