Wednesday January 09, 1985

US date format: 1/9/1985, UK date format: 9/1/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 9, 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 Céline Bosquet and Mélissa Laveaux. 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. Fandango, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Luke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monty on the Run or Jet.
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Holidays

  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
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Fandango

Fandango

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste, Manon Andersen

Tomboy

Tomboy

Directed by: Herb Freed

Starring: Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher, Kristi Somers, Richard Erdman

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

The New Kids

The New Kids

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

TV Series

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Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Days to next January 09

If January 09, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
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Books

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Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

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The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

Secrets by Danielle Steel

Secrets

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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Project Space Station

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, ZX Spectrum, Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Gremlin Graphics; JP Jaleco

Ace

Ace

Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network

Platform: Arcade PS4 (Arcade Archives)

Genre: Sports, Professional wrestling

Publisher: Taito HAMSTER (PS4)

Jet

Jet

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

Genre: Flight Simulator

Publisher: subLOGIC


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