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)
  • 02 Sep 1985 Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politicians and former MPs M. Alalasundaram and V. Dharmalingam are shot dead.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1985?

Lucky by Jackie Collins



Jackie Collins' #1 Bestseller -- and her most memorable heroine! Jackie Collins, the bestselling star has created the amazing story of Lucky Santangelo from Chances to Dangerous Kiss.

Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew


Stephen King's brilliant collection of twenty-two stories is a treasure trove of imagination. It contains stories that will take you on paths only Stephen King could have imagined ...?. A supermarket becomes the last place humanity stands against.

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class


The powerful and moving story of five Harvard Class of 1958 students and their relationships with women is told by Erich Segal, a world-renowned author.

The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick F. McManus

The Grasshopper Trap


They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? is the bestselling author. He's back with more of his hilarious spoofs about The Great Outdoors.

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules


The Cider House Rules was first published in 1985. It is set in rural Maine during the first half century. The story of Dr.