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Thursday 17 January 1985

1985-01-17

It was Thursday, 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 I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner 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 Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stranger Than Paradise

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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Boxcar Bertha

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus

Country: United States

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Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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1984

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Dune

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom

FTV

Written by: Chris Bearde

Starring: Bill Bentley, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills

Country: United States

Tales from Fat Tulip's Garden

Starring: Tony Robinson

Country: United Kingdom

Club MTV

Starring: Rozie Bacchi, Downtown Julie Brown, Brigid Goode, Heather S. Michaels

Country: United States

Pob's Programme

Starring: Robin Stevens, Tony Armatrading, Brian Blessed, Cheryl Campbell

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kangin : South Korean singer dancer and actor (Super Junior).
  • Pablo Barrientos: Argentinian footballer.
  • Betsy Ruth: American wrestler and manager.
  • Simone Simons: Dutch mezzo-soprano singer and the lead vocalist of symphonic metal band Epica.
  • Kang-in: South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, and DJ (Super Junior).
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Facts:
  • Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (versus England).
  • British Telecom announces it is going to phase out its famous red telephone boxes.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1985?

  • Time: Inset: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8939
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth, Man of the Year -- Jan. 7, 1985

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery.

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Love And War

By: John Jakes

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced ...

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The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

By: Joan Rivers

From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boffin

Boffin

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Addictive Games

Jet

Platform: DOS, Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Macintosh, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Flight Simulator

Publisher: subLOGIC

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Kennedy Approach

Kennedy Approach

Platform: Amiga, C64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

Richard Petty's Talladega

Platform: Commodore 64 Atari XL

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: NA Electronic Arts; EU Ariolasoft

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Pit Pot

Pit Pot

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Puzzle Action

Publisher: Sega


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