February 1985 calendar

February 1985

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1985?


  • 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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Music charts

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

  1. - I Want To Know What Love Is
  2. - Careless Whisper
  3. - Easy Lover
  4. - Loverboy
  5. - Can't Fight This Feelingyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Want To Know What Love Is
  2. - I Know Him So Well
  3. - Do They Know It's Christmas?
  4. - Love And Pride
  5. - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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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



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

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

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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


Which were the most popular books released in February 1985?
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The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever


The New York Times Bestseller List for more than a year! Richard Bach's classic and inspiring love story of hope and love "We're the bridge across forever, arching above and adventuring for the sea,"

Life Its Ownself by Dan Jenkins

Life Its Ownself


The semi-tougher adventures of billy Clyde Plett & They

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.

Choices by Liv Ullmann



Norwegian actress of immense stature, with an interesting career and life. This is a great read for one of the most beautiful and best actresses in the world, from years past -- recently

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself


It was easy to grow up in the 1950s. Lewis Grizzard, his friends, and "gallivanting" was simply hanging out at the local grocery, eating Zagnut candy bars and drinking "Big Orange stomachwashers."