Historical Events for January 1985

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1st - International Youth Year begins
1st - US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
1st - VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
1st - The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
1st - The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
2nd - 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
2nd - Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
2nd - Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
2nd - Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
2nd - Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
3rd - Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
3rd - Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 5th - Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
5th - Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
7th - "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
7th - Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
7th - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
7th - Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
8th - Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
9th - Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
10th - Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
13th - 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
13th - 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
13th - Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
13th - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000
13th - Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428
14th - 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
14th - M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
14th - British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
15th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
15th - Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
15th - Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's v India
15th - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
16th - "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
17th - Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
18th - US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
19th - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
19th - 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
20th - Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana 20th - Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
21st - -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
21st - -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
21st - Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
21st - Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
22nd - -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
22nd - Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
22nd - Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
23rd - Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
24th - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
25th - "Black & Blue," premieres in Paris
25th - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
26th - 42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins
26th - Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
27th - "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
27th - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
27th - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
27th - Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
27th - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
28th - Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)
Singer Lionel RichieSinger Lionel Richie 28th - 12th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win
29th - Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
31st - "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
31st - South African president PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence

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