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What Happened on May 20, 1985

US date format: 5/20/1985, UK date format: 20/5/1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 20, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Froome and Jon Pardi. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Once Upon A Time by Gloria Vanderbilt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gradius or Déjà Vu.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 May 1985

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Movies

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

The Goonies

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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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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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 20 May 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Chris Froome: English road cyclist racer, winner of the 100th Tour de France in 2013 after being second in 2012 .
  • Jon Pardi: Country Singer.
  • Brendon Goddard: Australian footballer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1150 Lebanese / Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
  • Indians-Brewers game at Cleveland Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
  • US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
  • FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR.
  • Israel exchanges 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners for three Israeli soldiers.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 20, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Once Upon A Time

By: Gloria Vanderbilt

Once Upon a Time: A True Story, 1985 BCE, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Hardcover with dust jacket, 301 pages, published by Alfred A.

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Inside, Outside

By: Herman Wouk

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

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If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

Stories of celebrities who have battled with alcoholism, collected by the commentator of PBS's "LateNight America," are augmented by advice from alcohol experts

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

MUD2

MUD2

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Platform: Apple IIGS, Macintosh; Atari ST; Commodore 64, Amiga; DOS; Game Boy Color; Microsoft Windows (Pocket PC); NES

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape Kemco (NES, GBC)

Koronis Rift

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit family, Tandy Color Computer 3

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Lucasfilm Games

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Gradius

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

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Home videos

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

The Barefoot Executive

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Beverly Hills Cop

Studio: Paramount Home Video

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What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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The Nesting

Studio: Warner Home Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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