Wednesday 9 January 1985
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Juan Torres .
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.
On TV people were watching The Golden Oldie Picture Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bored of the Rings or Cosmic Wartoad.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 January 1985 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Robert Mayer: German-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1985).
- Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
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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