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Friday 24 May 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bojana Panic and Giannis Kondoes. 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 The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kong Strikes Back! or Koronis Rift.
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What the sky looked like on 24 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 24 May 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 24, 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 ?

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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Breaking With Moscow

By: Arkady N. Shevchenko

The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world

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The Blood Of Abraham

By: Jimmy Carter

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

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Loving Each Other

By: Leo Buscaglia

In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kong Strikes Back!

Kong Strikes Back!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Ocean Software

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Dig Dug II

Dig Dug II

Platform: Arcade, Famicom/NES, Famicom Disk System, Wii Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bandai

Ice Palace

Ice Palace

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Creative Sparks

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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Home videos

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

The Sure Thing

Studio: Embassy Home Entertainment

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Return to Oz

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Donald's Bee Pictures

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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