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Friday 24 May 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. 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. Fletch, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Henderson Kids. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathstar or Rambo.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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

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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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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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 24 May 1985 ?

  • 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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  • View to a Kill premieres in US

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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 ?

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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By: Richard Bachman

Curse of the Old Gypsy Man…Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a

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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.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Platform: Coleco Adam; ColecoVision; Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Acorn Electron BBC Micro

Genre: Sinistar clone (multi-directional shoot 'em up)

Publisher: Superior Software[3] Blue Ribbon

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Highway Encounter

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Vortex Software

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Games

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Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Ocean Software

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