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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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.

But much more happened on January 1985: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1985?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1985 International Youth Year begins
  • 02 Jan 1985 Australia beats West Indies by innings at Sydney Cricket Ground, Bob Holland 10 match wickets.
  • 03 Jan 1985 Azharuddin scores 110 in first Test innings.
  • 05 Jan 1985 Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • 07 Jan 1985 King & I opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 10 Jan 1985 Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua.
  • 13 Jan 1985 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises US$17,100,000.
  • 14 Jan 1985 Sixteen indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees.
  • 15 Jan 1985 Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected President
  • 16 Jan 1985 Playboy announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • 17 Jan 1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (versus England).
  • 18 Jan 1985 US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise.
  • 19 Jan 1985 Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • 20 Jan 1985 Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27 degrees F (-33 degrees C) in Chicago, Illinois).
  • 21 Jan 1985 -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (state record).
  • 22 Jan 1985 Cold wave damages 90 percent of Florida's citrus crop.
  • 24 Jan 1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched.
  • 25 Jan 1985 Black & Blue, premieres in Paris
  • 26 Jan 1985 42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins.
  • 27 Jan 1985 Doug Henning & His World... closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York after 60 performances
  • 28 Jan 1985 12th American Music Award
  • 29 Jan 1985 Pop stars in LA record We Are The World
  • 31 Jan 1985 South African President PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence.

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Movies

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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States of America

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Country: United States of America

Diabolique

Diabolique

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Country: United States of America

Books

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Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark

Stillwatch

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I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

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The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy …

Secrets by Danielle Steel

Secrets

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Danielle Steel, America’s number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes.

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

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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

Life Its Ownself by Dan Jenkins

Life Its Ownself

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the semi tougher adventures of billy clyde puckett & them