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Thursday 17 January 1985

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kang-in and Riyu Kosaka. 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 Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney 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 The Fairyland Story or Racing Destruction Set.
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

The Man from Moscow

Written by: Andrew Carr

Directed by: Paul Seed

Starring: David Calder, Christopher Rozycki, Hetty Baynes, Harry Fielder

Hrvatski narodni preporod

Starring: Ena Begovic

Country: Croatia

Tatus

Starring: Tato Bores

Country: Argentina

Marina de noche

Starring: Cristina Murta, Rodolfo Ranni, Alicia Aller, Hilda Bernard

Country: Argentina

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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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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Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States

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The Cotton Club

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kang-in: South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, and DJ (Super Junior).
  • Riyu Kosaka: Japanese singer (BeForU).
  • Simone Simons: Dutch mezzo-soprano singer and the lead vocalist of symphonic metal band Epica.
  • Kangin : South Korean singer dancer and actor (Super Junior).
  • Pablo Barrientos: Argentinian footballer.
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Facts:
  • 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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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 ?

Pieces Of My Mind

By: Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

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Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

By: Lewis Grizzard

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."

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Stillwatch

By: Mary Higgins Clark

I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

By: George Burns

The renowned actor-comedian offers personal observations, stories, anecdotes, and advice about dealing with life's ups and downs and increasing one's happiness and well-being through good will and laughter.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lode Runner's Rescue

Lode Runner's Rescue

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Synapse Software

The Fairyland Story

The Fairyland Story

Platform: Arcade, MSX, X68000, mobile

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Marsport

Marsport

Platform: Amstrad CPC ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Gargoyle Games

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

My Hero/Seishun Scandal

Platform: Arcade Sega Master System

Genre: beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Racing Destruction Set

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Electronic Arts & Ariolasoft (Europe)

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