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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 Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Release year: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

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

Country: United States of America

Witness

Witness

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Peter Weir

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

Country: United States of America

The Sure Thing

The Sure Thing

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

Country: United States of America

Heaven Help Us

Heaven Help Us

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Michael Dinner

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

Books

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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

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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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 Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel

The Mammoth Hunters

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Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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.

The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth

The Fourth Protocol

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It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence--Aurora, the