Events in Film & Television in May 1985

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May 1 US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • May 13 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • May 20 38th Cannes Film Festival: "When Father Was Away on Business" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

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May 23 President Ronald Reagan awards Jimmy Stewart the Presidential Medal of Freedom and promotes him to Major General on the Retired List

Actor Jimmy Stewart
Actor
Jimmy Stewart
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan