Tuesday January 15, 1985

US date format: 1/15/1985, UK date format: 15/1/1985

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 15, 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 Kenneth Emil Petersen and Rene Adler. 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. Phenomena, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Trivia Master or Monty on the Run.
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Historical Events

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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.
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Phenomena

Phenomena

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Almost You

Almost You

Directed by: Adam Brooks

Starring: Brooke Adams, Griffin Dunne, Karen Young, Marty Watt

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

TV Series

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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

Club MTV

Club MTV

Starring: Rozie Bacchi, Downtown Julie Brown, Brigid Goode, Heather S. Michaels

Country: United States of America

Days to next January 15

If January 15, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

The Weaker Vessel

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"An almost encyclopedic chronicle of women in 17th century England...wives, warriors, heiresses, preachers... alive with anecdote after anecdote." - New York Times Book Review

Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces Of My Mind

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Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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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 …

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Love And War by John Jakes

Love And War

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Trivia Master

Trivia Master

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: PGD

I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge

Platform: C64, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Martech

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Platform: Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, ZX Spectrum, Family Computer Disk System

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Gremlin Graphics; JP Jaleco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 15, 1985?

On January 15, 1985 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is January 15, 1985?

On January 15, 1985 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 15, 1985?

On January 15, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 15, 1985?

On January 15, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 15, 1985?

On January 15, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 15, 1985?

On January 15, 1985 several famous people were born including, Rene Adler, Kenneth Emil Petersen, René Adler.

What was the number one song in January 15, 1985?

The number one song in the week of January 15, 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 15, 1985?

The top hits on January 15, 1985 were Like A Virgin by Madonna, All I Need by Jack Wagner, You're The Inspiration by Chicago 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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