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Wednesday 22 May 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include CariDee English and Tao Okamoto. 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. A View to a Kill, directed by John Glen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Henderson Kids. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rags to Riches or Battle City.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A View to a Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts

Country: United States

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Brewster's Millions

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee

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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 May 1985 ?

  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
  • Republic of Yemen - National Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR.
  • Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader.
  • Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid, Spain.

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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


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

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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Smart Women, Foolish Choices

By: Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder

Smart Women Foolish Choices

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Hold The Dream

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

An omnibus collection of three favorites by the best-selling author of A Woman of Substance includes complete copies of Hold the Dream, To Be the Best, and Act

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Family Album

By: Danielle Steel

Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Field Combat

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer,[1] Virtual Console

Genre: Shooting

Publisher: Jaleco

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Penguin Wars

Platform: Arcade, Game Boy, MSX, NES

Publisher: ASCII

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Rags to Riches

Platform: C64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Melody Hall Publishing Corp

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Battle City

Platform: Family Computer, Game Boy, Arcade (Nintendo VS. System), Sharp X1, Virtual Console (Wii and Wii U)

Genre: Action, Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Platform: Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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