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Monday 21 January 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adrian Lewis and Alex Perez. 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 The Sicilian by Mario Puzo 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 Arc of Yesod or The Earth Fighter Rayieza.
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

FTV

Written by: Chris Bearde

Starring: Bill Bentley, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills

Country: United States

Tales from Fat Tulip's Garden

Starring: Tony Robinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pob's Programme

Starring: Robin Stevens, Tony Armatrading, Brian Blessed, Cheryl Campbell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection

Starring: Bob Buchholz, Connie Sue Cook, Ted Davis, Steve Pinto

Country: United States

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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Boxcar Bertha

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Barbara Cowsill: rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema.
  • Eddie Graham: American professional wrestler and promoter (Born 1930).
  • James Beard: United States -- Culinary expert / author (Delights & Prejudices).
Facts:
  • -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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Donald Regan -- Jan. 21, 1985
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8940
  • Time: Inset: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping

Books

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

The Talisman

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

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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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God Knows

By: Joseph Heller

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 ...

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The Sicilian

By: Mario Puzo

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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Antix

Antix

Platform: Elektronika 60, MS-DOS

Autoduel

Autoduel

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, Amiga

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Origin Systems

The Arc of Yesod

The Arc of Yesod

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Thor Computer Software

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

The Earth Fighter Rayieza

Platform: NEC PC-8801 FM-7 Sharp X1 MSX Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Enix Nintendo (Family Computer)

Project Space Station

Project Space Station

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: HESware


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