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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 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 April 1985: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1985?


Events

  • 02 Apr 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 03 Apr 1985 French government adopts equal electoral system.
  • 04 Apr 1985 Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal.
  • 06 Apr 1985 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
  • 07 Apr 1985 New Jersey Generals' Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards.
  • 08 Apr 1985 Leader of the Pack opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • 10 Apr 1985 Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT) - Patrick Division Semifinals - Caps hold 1-0 lead
  • 11 Apr 1985 Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT) - Patrick Division Semifinals - Caps hold 2-0 lead
  • 12 Apr 1985 16th Shuttle Mission (51D) - Discovery 4 launched with Senator Jake Garn
  • 13 Apr 1985 TASS denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • 14 Apr 1985 Take Me Along! opens / closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 15 Apr 1985 Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing
  • 16 Apr 1985 Grind opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 18 Apr 1985 Flyers 3-Isles 0 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 1-0 lead
  • 19 Apr 1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D) - Discovery 4 returns to Earth
  • 20 Apr 1985 Karyn Marshall of New York City, New York lifts 303 pounds in a clean-and-jerk lift.
  • 21 Apr 1985 Flyers 5-Isles 2 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 2-0 lead
  • 23 Apr 1985 Flyers 5-Isles 3 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 3-0 lead
  • 24 Apr 1985 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for Yin
  • 25 Apr 1985 Flyers 2-Isles 6 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 3-1 lead
  • 28 Apr 1985 Billy Martin named New York Yankees' manager for fourth time.
  • 29 Apr 1985 17th space shuttle mission (51-B) - Challenger 7 launched
  • 30 Apr 1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail / Sunday Express in South Africa

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

The Cloud-Capped Star

The Cloud-Capped Star

Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak

Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1985?
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If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there.

The Living Planet by David Attenborough

The Living Planet

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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth

Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

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Through forty years—from Hollywood's golden days in World War II to the present—Faye Price would create first a career as a legendary actress, then a family, and

Virgin And Martyr by Andrew M. Greeley

Virgin And Martyr

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Virgin and Martyr

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

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This novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Marjorie Morningstar" and "The Caine Mutiny" describes the cultural conflicts in the life of David Goodkind, Special Assistant to the US President during