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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1985?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1985 -61 degrees F (-52 degrees C), Maybell, Colorado (state record).
  • 02 Feb 1985 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.
  • 03 Feb 1985 Joanne Carner win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • 04 Feb 1985 Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell New Zealand of nuclear weapons.
  • 05 Feb 1985 Australia cancels its involvement in U.S.-led MX missile tests.
  • 07 Feb 1985 "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City, New York.
  • 08 Feb 1985 Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea.
  • 09 Feb 1985 U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena is kidnapped and murdered in Mexico (his body is discovered March 5).
  • 10 Feb 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
  • 11 Feb 1985 Jordan King Hussein and PLO leader Arafat sign accord
  • 12 Feb 1985 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary.
  • 13 Feb 1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
  • 14 Feb 1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 15 Feb 1985 STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 16 Feb 1985 New Jersey Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • 17 Feb 1985 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
  • 19 Feb 1985 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • 20 Feb 1985 Minolta releases the Maxxum 7000, world's first autofocus single-lens reflex camera.
  • 21 Feb 1985 Largest NBA crowd to date: 44,970 (Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons).
  • 23 Feb 1985 US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as Attorney General.
  • 24 Feb 1985 Yul Brynner reprised his role in The King & I
  • 26 Feb 1985 27th Grammy Awards: "What's Love Got to Do With It", Cyndi Lauper win.
  • 27 Feb 1985 Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief.
  • 28 Feb 1985 The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.

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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1985?
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The Brain by Richard M. Restak

The Brain

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Neurologist and best-selling author Richard Restak puts readers in touch with the latest scientific findings about the most complex and inscrutable object in creation--the human brain.

The Living Planet by David Attenborough

The Living Planet

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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth

Dream Of Orchids by Phyllis A. Whitney

Dream Of Orchids

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Laurel York has dreamed of this reunion with her father, the famous writer Clifton York, for years. And when she follows him down to the exotic Florida Keys, both love and

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman

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The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.