Monday January 21, 1985

US date format: 1/21/1985, UK date format: 21/1/1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 21, 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 Sasha Pivovarova and Olga Sorokina. 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. The Breakfast Club, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lode Runner's Rescue or Gradius.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day

Events

  • -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (state record).
  • -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record).
  • Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java.
  • The inauguration of President Ronald Reagan to a second term, already postponed a day because January 20 fell on a Sunday, becomes the second inauguration in history moved indoors because of freezing temperatures and high winds. The parade is cancelled altogether.

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Movies

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The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Country: United States of America

Witness

Witness

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Country: United States of America

The Sure Thing

The Sure Thing

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

Country: United States of America

Heaven Help Us

Heaven Help Us

Directed by: Michael Dinner

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

Mischief

Mischief

Directed by: Mel Damski

Starring: Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston, Chris Nash

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

Um Sonho a Mais

Um Sonho a Mais

Days to next January 21

If January 21, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns

Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness

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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.

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

The Sicilian

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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.

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

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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

The Brain by Richard M. Restak

The Brain

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Neurologist and best-selling author Richard Restak puts readers in touch with the latest scientific findings about the most complex and inscrutable object in creation--the human brain.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

4-D Warriors

4-D Warriors

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Sega

Chuckie Egg 2

Chuckie Egg 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC Atari ST Amiga

Genre: Arcade game, Adventure game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

The Last V8

The Last V8

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mastertronics

Lode Runner's Rescue

Lode Runner's Rescue

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Synapse Software

Gradius

Gradius

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, Famicom/NES, Game Boy, Microsoft Windows, Mobile Phone, MSX, NEC PC-8801, Nintendo DS, Nintendo eShop, PC Engine, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, PlayStatio

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Sharp WW Hudson Soft; JP Sharp; WW Hudson Soft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 21, 1985?

On January 21, 1985 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is January 21, 1985?

On January 21, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 21, 1985?

On January 21, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 21, 1985?

On January 21, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 21, 1985?

On January 21, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 21, 1985?

On January 21, 1985 several famous people were born including, Sasha Pivovarova, Olga Sorokina, Aura Dione.

Which famous people died on January 21, 1985?

Famous people died on January 21, 1985 include, James Beard, Barbara Cowsill, Eddie Graham.

What was the number one song in January 21, 1985?

The number one song in the week of January 21, 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 21, 1985?

The top hits on January 21, 1985 were Like A Virgin by Madonna, I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, 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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