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Wednesday 23 January 1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 23, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Doutzen Kroes and Mekenna Melvin. 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 The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pushing Up Daisies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quake Minus One or Gyromite.
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What the sky looked like on 23 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 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 23, 1985 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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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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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

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The Bridge Across Forever

By: Richard Bach

More than one year on the New York Times bestseller list! Richard Bach's timeless and uplifting classic of hope and love"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gyromite

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

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Cops 'n' Robbers

Cops 'n' Robbers

Platform: Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shoot 'em up/Maze game

Publisher: Atlantis

Quake Minus One

Quake Minus One

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Monolith/Beyond

The Arc of Yesod

The Arc of Yesod

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Thor Computer Software

Commando

Commando

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Virtual Console, PlayStation 3, X

Genre: Run & gun shooter

Publisher: Capcom

Home videos

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

The Best Years of Our Lives

Studio: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

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Nine Deaths of the Ninja

Studio: Media Home Entertainment

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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The Legend of Lobo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

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Race with the Devil

Studio: Key Video

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