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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1985?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1985 STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 02 Dec 1985 Mystery of Edwin Drood opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • 03 Dec 1985 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B) - Atlantis 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 04 Dec 1985 Les Miserables opens at Palace Theatre, London
  • 05 Dec 1985 Dow Jones Industrial Average rises above the 1500 level for first time.
  • 06 Dec 1985 United Kingdom joins US Strategic Defence Initiative project.
  • 07 Dec 1985 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB).
  • 08 Dec 1985 Laurie Rinker / Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 09 Dec 1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • 10 Dec 1985 Bill to balance the US federal budget passed by Congress.
  • 11 Dec 1985 Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
  • 12 Dec 1985 248 US soldiers and 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
  • 13 Dec 1985 Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (vs. India)
  • 14 Dec 1985 US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin
  • 15 Dec 1985 Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed
  • 16 Dec 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission
  • 17 Dec 1985 US President Ronald Reagan signs the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-185) directing Treasury to issue 0.9167 fine gold bullion coins: $50 (one ounce), $25 (half ounce), $10 (quarter ounce), $5 (tenth ounce). The gold is to be acquired from natural deposits in the US or territory or possession when possible, and when not, from the US reserves. Profits from sales would be used to pay down the national debt.
  • 19 Dec 1985 Wind in the Willows opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 20 Dec 1985 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points).
  • 21 Dec 1985 Alice Miller / Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • 22 Dec 1985 Wind in the Willows closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 24 Dec 1985 Right wing extremist David Lewis Rice murders civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark as well as Goldmark's wife and two children in Seattle, Washington.
  • 27 Dec 1985 Terrorists kill 20 andwound 110 attacking El Al at Rome andVienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
  • 28 Dec 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 30 Dec 1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released

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Movies

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Country: United States of America

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The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Release year: 1985

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

Clue

Clue

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Country: United States of America

Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1985?
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London Match by Len Deighton

London Match

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Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The

On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio! On The Road With Charles Kuralt Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt "To read the front pages,

Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas

Common Ground

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Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.

The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard

The Invaders Plan

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Riveting, superbly plotted intrigue. A new style of Science Fiction epic, rooted in the clandestine worlds of intelligence, drug smuggling and crime. With all of the suspense elements of the fast - paced spy/mystery thriller.

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.