Friday May 24, 1985

US date format: 5/24/1985, UK date format: 24/5/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart 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 Family Album by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cavelord or Chaos: The Battle of Wizards.
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The Goonies

Directed by: Richard Donner

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

Country: United States of America

Fletch

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Country: United States of America

Future-Kill

Directed by: Ronald W. Moore

Starring: Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, Gabriel Folse, Wade Reese

Final Justice

Directed by: Greydon Clark

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Rossano Brazzi, Venantino Venantini, Patrizia Pellegrino

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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    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.
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    Events

  • View to a Kill premieres in US

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Lady Blue

Directed by: Not specifed

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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

A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

The Cider House Rules

By: John Irving

First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

Proof

By: Dick Francis

Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally.

The Lonely Silver Rain

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Games Workshop

The Fourth Protocol

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC

Publisher: Hutchinson Computer Publishing

Ring King

Platform: Arcade Nintendo Entertainment System MSX2 Mobile phone

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Woodplace, Inc. Data East Namco

Cavelord

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

Lode Runner's Rescue

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Synapse Software


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