Friday January 11, 1985

US date format: 1/11/1985, UK date format: 11/1/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 11, 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 Kazuki Nakajima and Rie fu. 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 Acrojet or Bored of the Rings.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
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Movies

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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 11

If January 11, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 8 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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?

Norway 1985

Norway 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Acrojet

Acrojet

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.

Nightshade

Nightshade

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC BBC Micro MSX Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game; Maze game

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure game

Publisher: Delta 4, CRL Group

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

The Dungeon of Doom / The Dungeon Revealed

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: Roguelike dungeon crawl

Publisher: Woodrose Editions


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