Thursday January 17, 1985

US date format: 1/17/1985, UK date format: 17/1/1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 17, 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 Simone Simons and Kangin . In that special week of January people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Benny Hill's Madcap Chase or Law of the West.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at January 17 across the years or at January 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (versus England).
  • British Telecom announces it is going to phase out its famous red telephone boxes.

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Movies

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Phenomena

Phenomena

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

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

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

Club MTV

Club MTV

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

Country: United States of America

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 15 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

By:

#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?

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Benny Hill's Madcap Chase

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: dk'tronics

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Windham Classics

Law of the West

Law of the West

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Accolade American Action (Scandinavia)

One Man and His Droid

One Man and His Droid

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, C16, C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action Puzzle

Publisher: Mastertronic

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 17, 1985?

On January 17, 1985 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is January 17, 1985?

On January 17, 1985 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 17, 1985?

On January 17, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 17, 1985?

On January 17, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 17, 1985?

On January 17, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 17, 1985?

On January 17, 1985 several famous people were born including, Simone Simons, Kangin , Anna Alminova.

What was the number one song in January 17, 1985?

The number one song in the week of January 17, 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 17, 1985?

The top hits on January 17, 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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