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Friday 1 February 1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachael Scdoris and Jodi Gordon. 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. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Sicilian by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghetto Blaster or I'm Sorry.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Golden Oldie Picture Show

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pob's Programme

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection

Starring: Bob Buchholz, Connie Sue Cook, Ted Davis, Steve Pinto

Country: United States

Movies

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

Witness

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

Country: United States

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The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

Country: United States

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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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1984

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1985 ?

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.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
  • -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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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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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

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God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and ...

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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)

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Cavelord

Cavelord

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Axis Komputerkunst

Nonterraqueous

Nonterraqueous

Platform: Amstrad CPC Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Mastertronic

Ghetto Blaster

Platform: C64

Genre: Action

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I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega


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