Sunday May 26, 1985

US date format: 5/26/1985, UK date format: 26/5/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Monika Christodoulou and Ashley Vincent. 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 A Creed For The Third Millennium by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Paradroid or Graham Gooch's Test Cricket.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Danny Sullivan wins Indianapolis 500 by 24 seconds following a spin.
  • Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • Explosions destroy two tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die.

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Movies

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The Goonies

The Goonies

Directed by: Richard Donner

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

Country: United States of America

Fletch

Fletch

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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

Country: United States of America

Future-Kill

Future-Kill

Directed by: Ronald W. Moore

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

Final Justice

Final Justice

Directed by: Greydon Clark

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

Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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About Time

About Time

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Paying Guest

Paying Guest

Directed by: Subodh Mukherjee

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Directed by: Alberto Negrin

Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

Starring: James Burke

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 5 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Creed For The Third Millennium by Colleen McCullough

A Creed For The Third Millennium

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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.

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

Thinner by Richard Bachman

Thinner

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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

No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon

No More Vietnams

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The late president provides his explanation of America's failure in the Vietnam conflict and argues that the U.S. should not allow its foreign policy to be paralyzed by fear

The Blood Of Abraham by Jimmy Carter

The Blood Of Abraham

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Paradroid

Paradroid

Platform: Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, C64 Direct-to-TV, Virtual Console, iOS (ZX Spectrum Elite Collection)

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Puzzle

Publisher: Hewson Consultants, Jester Interactive Publishing

King's Valley

King's Valley

Platform: MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Konami

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Audiogenic

Challenger

Challenger

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Advance Mobile phone Virtual Console

Genre: Action game Platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Little Computer People

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 26, 1985?

On May 26, 1985 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 26, 1985?

On May 26, 1985 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 26, 1985?

On May 26, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 26, 1985?

On May 26, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 26, 1985?

On May 26, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 26, 1985?

On May 26, 1985 several famous people were born including, Monika Christodoulou, Ashley Vincent, Roman Reigns.

What was the number one song in May 26, 1985?

The number one song in the week of May 26, 1985 was Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham! in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.

What were the top hits on May 26, 1985?

The top hits on May 26, 1985 were Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!, Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds, Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle, Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson, I Feel Love (Medley) by Bronski Beat & Marc Almond in UK.


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