Friday February 01, 1985

US date format: 2/1/1985, UK date format: 1/2/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jodi Gordon and David Ousted. 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. Fuk sing go jiu, directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Poly Play or The Bard's Tale.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • -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).

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Movies

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Fuk sing go jiu

Fuk sing go jiu

Directed by: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Starring: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Charlie Chin, Stanley Sui-Fan Fung, Richard Ng

Vision Quest

Vision Quest

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox

The Mean Season

The Mean Season

Directed by: Phillip Borsos

Starring: Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Country: United States of America

Witness

Witness

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

It

It

Starring: The It Dancers

Country: Philippines

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

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Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to

Life Its Ownself by Dan Jenkins

Life Its Ownself

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the semi tougher adventures of billy clyde puckett & them

Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey

Strong Medicine

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Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

Exed Exes

Exed Exes

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Virtual Console

Genre: Vertical shooter

Publisher: Capcom, Tokuma Shoten (Famicom)

Penguin Wars

Penguin Wars

Platform: Arcade, Game Boy, MSX, NES

Publisher: ASCII

Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

The Bard's Tale

The Bard's Tale

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-9801

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 01, 1985?

On February 01, 1985 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is February 01, 1985?

On February 01, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 01, 1985?

On February 01, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 01, 1985?

On February 01, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 01, 1985?

On February 01, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 01, 1985?

On February 01, 1985 several famous people were born including, Jodi Gordon, David Ousted, Rachael Scdoris.

What was the number one song in February 01, 1985?

The number one song in the week of February 01, 1985 was I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner in US and I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner in UK.

What were the top hits on February 01, 1985?

The top hits on February 01, 1985 were I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, Easy Lover by Philip Bailey, Careless Whisper by Wham! in US and I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Last Christmas / Everything She Wants by Wham! in UK.


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