Monday 7 January 1985, Orthodox Christmas
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1985 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Lewis Hamilton: British Formula One car racing driver, he won 3 times the F1 world championship.
- Ben Haenow: Pop Singer.
- Austin Brown: American singer-songwriter.
- Wayne Routledge: English footballer.
- King & I opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
- KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
- Saturn Corporation is founded as a "Different Kind of Car Company."
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Wham! - I'm Your Man
- Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- Dee C Lee - See The Day
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