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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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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Heat

Heat

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1985?
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Only One Woof by James Herriot

Only One Woof

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Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

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When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets Of Harry Bright

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All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

The Vampire Lestat

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Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock

Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies by Lewis Grizzard

Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Lewis Grizzard ...John Wayne had it. True Grit, that is. Bestselling humorist and philosopher Lewis Grizzard looked for other Americans with true grit.