Friday January 18, 1985

US date format: 1/18/1985, UK date format: 18/1/1985

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 18, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Minissha Lamba and Riccardo Montolivo. 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 Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fairlight or Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Phenomena

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

Almost You

Directed by: Adam Brooks

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

Fandango

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush

Hail Mary

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste, Manon Andersen

Tomboy

Directed by: Herb Freed

Starring: Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher, Kristi Somers, Richard Erdman

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 18, 1985?


    Holidays

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

    Events

  • US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pogo 1104

Drei reizende Schwestern

Club MTV

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

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Nutcracker

By: E. T. A. Hoffmann

"A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."-- New York Times Book ReviewThe tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A.

One Writer'S Beginnings

By: Eudora Welty

ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

By: Douglas Adams

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to

Jitterbug Perfume

By: Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume is an epic.Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time).It

A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Platform: Amstrad CPC by Trevor Inns, Amstrad PCW by Trevor Inns, Commodore 64 by Trevor Inns, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Edge Games

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware

Psi 5 Trading Company

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Space trading game

Publisher: Accolade

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder

Platform: Amiga; Commodore 64; Apple II; DOS; MSX

Genre: Interactive fiction

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: 2D action/platform


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