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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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.

But much more happened on May 1985: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1985?


Events

  • 01 May 1985 US President Ronald Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua.
  • 02 May 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 03 May 1985 Date of $5 million check in View to a Kill
  • 04 May 1985 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2.
  • 05 May 1985 U.S. President Ronald Reagan joins German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for a controversial funeral service at a cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, which includes the graves of 59 elite S.S. troops from World War II.
  • 06 May 1985 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • 08 May 1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Judds win.
  • 09 May 1985 Edmond O'Brien, American actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), dies at age 69 of Alzheimer's disease (born 1915).
  • 10 May 1985 Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • 11 May 1985 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground
  • 12 May 1985 Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
  • 13 May 1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Wilson Goode orders police to storm the radical group MOVE's headquarters to end a stand-off. The police drop an explosive device into the headquarters, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 61 city residents in the resulting fire.
  • 15 May 1985 Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 16 May 1985 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
  • 17 May 1985 Les Anderson catches record 97-pound 4-ounce Chinook Salmon, off Alaska.
  • 18 May 1985 One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head hits #3
  • 19 May 1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
  • 20 May 1985 1150 Lebanese / Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
  • 22 May 1985 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR.
  • 24 May 1985 View to a Kill premieres in US
  • 25 May 1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
  • 26 May 1985 Danny Sullivan wins Indianapolis 500 by 24 seconds following a spin.
  • 27 May 1985 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.
  • 28 May 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
  • 29 May 1985 Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot
  • 31 May 1985 Tornados in Penn, Ohio, New York and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1985?
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My Mother'S Keeper by B.D. Hyman

My Mother'S Keeper

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My Mother's Keeper

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

Once Upon A Time by Gloria Vanderbilt

Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon a Time: A True Story, 1985 BCE, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Hardcover with dust jacket, 301 pages, published by Alfred A.

Men And Angels by Mary Gordon

Men And Angels

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With her husband abroad, an art historian employs a devout but difficult nanny, unsettling her domestic life as well as her view of motherhood—and of herselfWhen Anne Foster’s husband accepts a

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.