Sunday 13 January 1985
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Békaert and Qi Hui.
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.
Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel 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 Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge or Richard Petty's Talladega.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- David Békaert: French jockey, the son of well-known jockey and horse-racing personality Philippe Békaert.
- Qi Hui: Chinese swimmer.
- Luke Robinson: American wrestler.
- 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
- Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
- Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
- 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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