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Tuesday 1 January 1985, NewYear’s Day

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Remya Nambeesan and Andrea Jeremiah. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. 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 Man from Moscow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chaos: The Battle of Wizards or Highway Encounter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Commander USA's Groovie Movies

Starring: Joni Fritz, Jim Hendricks

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 January 1985 ?

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Facts:
  • International Youth Year begins
  • VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
  • US's first manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (New York).
  • VH-1 premieres on US cable as an adult contemporary music video channel.

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Books

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

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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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

Enjoy Dr Burns!

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-D Warriors

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

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Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision/Mastertronic

Cauldron

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Enterprise 128

Genre: Arcade adventure, platform game

Publisher: Palace Software

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Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Games Workshop

Highway Encounter

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Vortex Software

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