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  • Newbury, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1985

    Vodafone

    Racal-Vodafone

    Newbury, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1985

    Vodafone was launched on 1 January 1985 under the new name, Racal-Vodafone (Holdings) Ltd, with its first office based in the Courtyard in Newbury, Berkshire, and shortly thereafter Racal Strategic Radio was renamed Racal Telecommunications Group Limited.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jan 5, 1985

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Margaret had part of her left lung removed

    England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jan 5, 1985

    The Princess's later life was marred by illness and disability. She had smoked cigarettes since the age of 15 or earlier and had continued to smoke heavily for many years. On 5 January 1985, Margaret had part of her left lung removed; the operation drew parallels with that of her father over 30 years earlier.




  • Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1985

    Heysel Stadium Events

    1984 European Super Cup

    Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1985

    The 1984 European Super Cup was an association football match between Italian team Juventus and English team Liverpool, which took place on 16 January 1985 at the Stadio Comunale. The match was the annual European Super Cup contested between the winners of the European Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. At the time, the European Super Cup was generally a two-legged fixture, but only the first leg (in Turin) was played, due to fixture congestion.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 1985

    Ronald Reagan

    Second Term as a President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 1985

    Reagan was sworn in as president for the second time on January 20, 1985, in a private ceremony at the White House.




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