Saturday 5 January 1985
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Yoon So-Yi and Tyler James.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna.
Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Golden Oldie Picture Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Don't Buy This or Marsport.
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- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Yoon So-Yi: South Korean actress.
- Tyler James: American musicologist and author (Born 1940).
- Michael Cuccione: Canadian actor and singer (Born 1985).
- Diego Vera: Uruguayan footballer.
- Robert L Surtees: American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (Born 1906).
- Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
- At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show, Atari introduces the Atari 520ST computer. It features 512 kB RAM, 192 kB ROM including Digital Research's GEM operating system, 640x400 monochrome or 320x200 16-color graphics from a palette of 512 colors, 32 kB screen RAM, MIDI interface, and mouse. Price is US$599.
- Bryan Trottier fails on 9th New York Islanders' penalty shot.
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