April 1985 calendar

April 1985

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1985?


  • 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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1985?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - One More Nightyoutube
  2. - We Are The World
  3. - Crazy For You
  4. - Material Girl
  5. - Nightshift

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Easy Lover
  2. - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  3. - Welcome To The Pleasuredome
  4. - We Are The World
  5. - Pie Jesu


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

Starring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Rahul Rawail

Starring: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran, Anupam Kher

Aar Paar

Aar Paar

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Rozina, Utpal Dutt, Nuton

Rustlers' Rhapsody

Rustlers' Rhapsody

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Starring: Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith

Mussolini and I

Mussolini and I

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Alberto Negrin


Which were the most popular books released in April 1985?
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The Abandonment Of The Jews by David S. Wyman

The Abandonment Of The Jews


When it was first published in 1984, The Abandonment Of the Jews attracted a lot of commercial and critical attention. It also remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for five weeks.

Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding

Distant Neighbors


An analysis of Mexico, political, cultural, and economic, by a journalist who has been the NYT's bureau chief in Mexico City for six years.

Moses The Kitten by James Herriot

Moses The Kitten


A small, bedraggled cat is found in a corner of a frozen pond. He is then taken to a nearby farm where he is nursed back into health. When he's healthy enough, he can join the rest of the animals.

Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Breaking With Moscow


The most senior Soviet official to defect shares an incredible story about the Kremlin's inner workings, his conflicted life as diplomat and the terrifying world outside.

The Finishing School by Gail Godwin

The Finishing School


Justin Stokes will never forget the summer she turned 14 years old, or the woman who made her dark adolescent years a beautiful place of bright color.