Sunday January 13, 1985

US date format: 1/13/1985, UK date format: 13/1/1985

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 13, 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 David Békaert and Qi Hui. In that special week of January people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Rats or Blade Runner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at January 13 across the years or at January 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).

Events

  • Cerebral Palsy telethon raises US$17,100,000.
  • Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428.
  • 23rd Tennis Federation Cup: Czechoslovakia beats USA in Nagoya, Japan (2-1).
  • A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.

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Movies

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Directed by: John Schlesinger

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

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

The New Kids

The New Kids

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

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

Tomboy

Tomboy

Directed by: Herb Freed

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

TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Thundercats

Thundercats

Days to next January 13

If January 13, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 9 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?

Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

The Rats

The Rats

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Government simulation game / Text Adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot-em-up

Publisher: CRL Group PLC

Mercenary

Mercenary

Platform: Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 16/116/Plus/4

Genre: Action-adventure

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Access Software (1985)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 13, 1985?

On January 13, 1985 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is January 13, 1985?

On January 13, 1985 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 13, 1985?

On January 13, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 13, 1985?

On January 13, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 13, 1985?

On January 13, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 13, 1985?

On January 13, 1985 several famous people were born including, David Békaert, Qi Hui, Luke Robinson.

What was the number one song in January 13, 1985?

The number one song in the week of January 13, 1985 was Like A Virgin by Madonna in US and I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner in UK.

What were the top hits on January 13, 1985?

The top hits on January 13, 1985 were Like A Virgin by Madonna, All I Need by Jack Wagner, Wild Boys by Duran Duran in US and I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Last Christmas / Everything She Wants by Wham! in UK.


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