Friday May 31, 1985

US date format: 5/31/1985, UK date format: 31/5/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 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 Katy Emz and Jordy Nelson. 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. Secret Admirer, directed by David Greenwalt, 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 About Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Master of Magic or Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • Tornados in Penn, Ohio, New York and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000
  • New Orleans Saints franchise is sold for US$70,204,000.
  • Guatemala adopts constitution.
  • 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

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Movies

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Secret Admirer

Secret Admirer

Directed by: David Greenwalt

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace

D.A.R.Y.L.

D.A.R.Y.L.

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Starring: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp

The Protector

The Protector

Directed by: James Glickenhaus

Starring: Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello, Sandy Alexander, Victor Arnold

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

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 31

If May 31, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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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

Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow

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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

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave

The Soong Dynasty

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‘Fast paced and jammed with racy details’ – New York Times Book ReviewThe Soong Dynasty is the first full behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Soong family whose power and wealth dominated China and American policy towards Asia in the Twentieth …

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

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From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined.

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ikki

Ikki

Platform: Arcade Famicom Microsoft Windows Virtual Console[1] PlayStation (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1) PlayStation Network (Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol. 1)[2] Mobile phone PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco (arcade version) Sunsoft

Rambo

Rambo

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Ocean Software

Master of Magic

Master of Magic

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Access Software (1985)

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action/platform

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 31, 1985?

On May 31, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 31, 1985?

On May 31, 1985 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 31, 1985?

On May 31, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 31, 1985?

On May 31, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 31, 1985?

On May 31, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 31, 1985?

On May 31, 1985 several famous people were born including, Katy Emz, Jordy Nelson, Navene Koperweis.

Which famous people died on May 31, 1985?

Famous people died on May 31, 1985 include, Gaston Rebuffat.

What was the number one song in May 31, 1985?

The number one song in the week of May 31, 1985 was Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham! in US and 19 by Paul Hardcastle in UK.

What were the top hits on May 31, 1985?

The top hits on May 31, 1985 were Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!, Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears, Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer 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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