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Saturday 12 January 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yohana Cobo and Gerard Lawson. 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 Ghetto Blaster or The Last V8.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

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

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 12 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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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 ?

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 ?

The Pawn

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Acorn Archimedes, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Sinclair QL, Sinclair Spectrum.

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Rainbird Software

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Dragon Skulle

Dragon Skulle

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

Flashgal

Flashgal

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Ghetto Blaster

Platform: C64

Genre: Action

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The Last V8

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mastertronics

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