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Monday 7 January 1985, Orthodox Christmas

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lewis Hamilton and Ben Haenow. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston 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 Little Computer People or Mail Order Monsters.
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 this week ?

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 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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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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Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Johnny Guarnieri: jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at age 67.
  • Mary Hardy: Australian radio and television presenter (Born 1931).
Facts:
  • King & I opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • Saturn Corporation is founded as a "Different Kind of Car Company."
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth, Man of the Year -- Jan. 7, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8938
  • Life: Year In Pictures

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 ?

Flashgal

Flashgal

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Jason's Gem

Jason's Gem

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

Little Computer People

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga Apple II PC-9801 PC-8801

Genre: Life simulation game

Publisher: Activision

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Mail Order Monsters

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Metro-Cross

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Famicom, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: JP/EU Namco; NA/EU U.S. Gold

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