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.
  • 05 Feb 1985 Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage, meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1985?

The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth

The Fourth Protocol


It's a time of political turmoil in Great Britain. Behind the Iron Curtain, an insidious plot is being devised, a plan so dangerous that even the KGB is unaware of it.

Moscow Rules by Robert Moss

Moscow Rules


Yuri Andropov has died, and Russia is in turmoil due to the uncertain succession of Konstantin Chernenko. Sasha Preobrazhensky, like many others, has lost faith in Moscow. He

Love And War by John Jakes

Love And War


John Jakes, #1 New York Times Bestseller, presents part 2 of his epic North and South Trilogy. This is the Civil War saga that inspired the iconic television series North and South. With over 5 million copies sold, it's a …

First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer

First Among Equals


Charles Seymour is the second-born son of his father. He will never be an earl, but he did inherit the strength and will to fulfill his destiny...Simon

Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark



I warned you not to come... The note, which was placed under her Georgetown door, was a stern reminder of Pat Traymore’s past.