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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Brazil

Brazil

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Will Vinton

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1985?
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One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Moscow Rules by Robert Moss

Moscow Rules

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Yuri Andropov is dead, and the shaky succession of Konstantin Chernenko leaves Russia in turmoil. Like many others Sasha Preobrazhensky has become disillusioned with Moscow. He

Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even

The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth

The Fourth Protocol

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It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence--Aurora, the

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