September 1985 calendar

September 1985

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1985?


  • 01 Sep 1985 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
  • 02 Sep 1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 03 Sep 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I) - Discovery 6-returns to Earth
  • 04 Sep 1985 Igor Paklin of the USSR sets a new high jump world record at 2.41 metres.
  • 06 Sep 1985 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9, crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
  • 07 Sep 1985 99th US Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)
  • 08 Sep 1985 105th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (76 63 64)
  • 09 Sep 1985 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa
  • 11 Sep 1985 Flyby of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
  • 13 Sep 1985 2nd MTV Awards: Bruce Springsteen
  • 14 Sep 1985 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
  • 15 Sep 1985 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 16 Sep 1985 Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs resigns as chairman of Apple Computer.
  • 17 Sep 1985 Soyuz T-14 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station.
  • 18 Sep 1985 Song & Dance opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
  • 19 Sep 1985 Allied Chemical (Allied Corp.) changes its company name to Allied-Signal Incorp.
  • 20 Sep 1985 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • 21 Sep 1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 22 Sep 1985 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney and Lacey, Cosby Show and Tyne Daly win
  • 23 Sep 1985 Italian crime reporter Giancarlo Siani is killed by Camorra.
  • 24 Sep 1985 Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
  • 25 Sep 1985 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
  • 26 Sep 1985 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
  • 27 Sep 1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits the Atlantic coast of the USA.
  • 28 Sep 1985 Every Step Of The Way by John Waite peaks at #25
  • 29 Sep 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents, returns to NBC-TV
  • 30 Sep 1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Simone Signoret

    German-born actress, winner of the Best Actress Oscar for "Room At the Top" and the Best Foreign Film Award for "Madame Rosa" in 1977.

  • Italian noted writer who dominated the literary scene after the war.

  • Composer, dies at 79.

  • Johnny Desmond

    singer (Your Hit Parade), dies of cancer at age 65.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Power Of Love
  2. - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
  3. - Money For Nothing
  4. - We Don't Need Another Hero
  5. - Cherish

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Into The Groove
  2. - Dancing In The Street
  3. - I Got You Babe
  4. - Holding Out For A Hero
  5. - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

After Hours

After Hours

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Country: United States of America

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Fina Torres

Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges

The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

Starring: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in September 1985?
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The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover


The Lover is an international bestseller with over one million copies printed and was a winner in France's Prix Goncourt. Since its publication, critics around the globe have praised it as a great book.

Hold The Dream by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Hold The Dream


Hold the Dream, the continuation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestseller A Woman of Substance, continues the story of Emma Harte. It is a dramatic tale of triumph and heartbreak.

The Red Fox by Anthony Hyde

The Red Fox


Soviet affairs specialist Robert Thorne gets a strange message in his mailbox from May Brightman. This is a woman he was supposed to marry 20 years ago. It was.

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,"

The Heart Of The Dragon by Alasdair Clayre

The Heart Of The Dragon