Wednesday January 23, 1985

US date format: 1/23/1985, UK date format: 23/1/1985

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on January 23, 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 Doutzen Kroes and Mekenna Melvin. In that special week of January people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 The Empire of Karn or Richard Petty's Talladega.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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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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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

Phenomena

Phenomena

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

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TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Club MTV

Club MTV

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

Country: United States of America

Days to next January 23

If January 23, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 21 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

By:

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?

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Chaos: The Battle of Wizards

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Games Workshop

Beach Head

Beach Head

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Access Software

The Empire of Karn

The Empire of Karn

Platform: Amstrad CPC C64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Richard Petty's Talladega

Richard Petty's Talladega

Platform: Commodore 64 Atari XL

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: NA Electronic Arts; EU Ariolasoft

Antix

Antix

Platform: Elektronika 60, MS-DOS

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 23, 1985?

On January 23, 1985 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 23, 1985?

On January 23, 1985 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 23, 1985?

On January 23, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 23, 1985?

On January 23, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 23, 1985?

On January 23, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 23, 1985?

On January 23, 1985 several famous people were born including, Doutzen Kroes, Mekenna Melvin, Draya Michele.

What was the number one song in January 23, 1985?

The number one song in the week of January 23, 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 23, 1985?

The top hits on January 23, 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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