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Monday January 21, 1985

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 21, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olga Sorokina and Sasha Pivovarova. 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 Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hang-On or Konami GT.
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What the sky looked like on 21 January 1985

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Breakfast Club

Directed by: John Hughes

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

Country: United States

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Witness

Directed by: Peter Weir

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

Country: United States

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Heaven Help Us

Directed by: Michael Dinner

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

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Mischief

Directed by: Mel Damski

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

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Phenomena

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

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Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Pogo 1104

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Drei reizende Schwestern

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Um Sonho a Mais

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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:
  • James Beard: United States -- Culinary expert / author (Delights & Prejudices).
  • Barbara Cowsill: rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema.
  • Eddie Graham: American professional wrestler and promoter (Born 1930).
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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 21, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Strong Medicine

By: Arthur Hailey

Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

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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

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If Tomorrow Comes

By: Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision/Mastertronic

Hacker

Hacker

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari XL/XE, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC (MS-DOS), Macintosh, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Hang-On

Hang-On

Platform: Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, MSX

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Konami GT

Konami GT

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

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

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

House on Haunted Hill

Studio: Key Video

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The Falcon and the Snowman

Studio: Vestron Video

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Those Calloways

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Studio: Playhouse Video

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