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Wednesday 23 January 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Draya Michele and Doutzen Kroes. 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 Antix or Motos.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Club MTV

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

Country: United States

Pob's Programme

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Starman

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 1985 ?

Holidays:
  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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Facts:
  • Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised

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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 ?

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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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

Enjoy Dr Burns!

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Antix

Antix

Platform: Elektronika 60, MS-DOS

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

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Don't Buy This

Don't Buy This

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Video game compilations

Publisher: Firebird

Citadel

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: Superior Software

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Motos

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, X68000, ZX Spectrum, iOS, Android

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Namco; JP Dempa; NA/EU Mastertronic

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