Friday 1 February 1985
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rachael Scdoris and Jodi Gordon.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner.
In UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits.
Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Sicilian by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baraduke or Cross Country USA.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1985 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Rachael Scdoris: American dog musher.
- Jodi Gordon: Australian actress and model.
- Dean Shiels: Irish footballer.
- Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
- -61 degrees F (-52 degrees C), Maybell, Colorado (state record).
- US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin.
- -69 degrees F (-56 degrees C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record).
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
- Philip Bailey - Easy Lover
- Wham! - Careless Whisper
- Chicago - You're The Inspiration
- Billy Ocean - Loverboy
- Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Prince - I Would Die 4 U
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Method Of Modern Love
- Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
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