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Monday 20 May 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. 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. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Glitz by Elmore Leonard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Henderson Kids. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Metro-Cross or Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Henderson Kids

Starring: Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy

Country: Australia

Las amazonas

Starring: Hilda Carrero, Eduardo Serrano, Julio Alcázar, Daniela Alvarado

Mapp & Lucia

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hono no Arupen Rôzu

Starring: Keiichi Nanba, Yoshino Takamori, Ken'yû Horiuchi, Shûichi Ikeda

Country: Japan

CBS Storybreak

Starring: Hamilton Camp, Brian Cummings, Michael Bell, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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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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Ladyhawke

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf

Country: United States

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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.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1985?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: New Drinking Habits -- May 20, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8957
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan in Germany -- May 13, 1985

Books

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

Glitz

By: Elmore Leonard

“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

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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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The Courage To Change

By: Dennis Wholey

In this powerful, inspiring volume, former "Late Night America" host and recovering alcoholic Dennis Wholey tells his story. In addition, celebrities from Doc Severinson to Sid Caesar to Jason Robards speak

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A Creed For The Third Millennium

By: Colleen McCullough

Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-D Warriors

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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Confuzion

Confuzion

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Incentive Software

Gun.Smoke

Platform: FDS, NES, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, ZX Spectrum, Xbox, Sega Saturn, IBM PC

Genre: Overhead scrolling shooter, western

Publisher: Capcom, Romstar (North American Arcade release)

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Metro-Cross

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP/EU Namco; NA/EU U.S. Gold

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Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Platform: Arcade PS4 (Arcade Archives)

Genre: Sports, Professional wrestling

Publisher: Taito HAMSTER (PS4)


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