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Tuesday 15 January 1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rene Adler and Kenneth Emil Petersen. 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 Cross Country USA or Fooblitzky.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 months ?

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 15 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
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Facts:
  • Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected President
  • Tancredo Neves is elected president of Brazil by the Congress, ending 21 years of military rule.
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery and Fred Chapell.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1985?

  • Time: Inset: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8939
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth, Man of the Year -- Jan. 7, 1985

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 Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Flashgal

Flashgal

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Law of the West

Law of the West

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, NES (In Japan Only)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Accolade American Action (Scandinavia)

Cross Country USA

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Didatech

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Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL/XE, DOS

Genre: Puzzle/Board game

Publisher: Infocom


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