1985: On This Year

1985

1985 (MCMLXXXV in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1985 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1985 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1985, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1985, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1985, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1985, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1985.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1985 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

history

What was 1985 known for ?

  • 1985 was a year of significant developments in technology, entertainment, and politics. Technology took some steps forward to lay the foundation for some things that are with us today. For instance, the Domain Name System for the Internet is created. This was a huge step forward, as the Internet would become popularized only about a decade after this point.
  • Later in the year, Microsoft released “Windows 1.0” (in November of 1985). Steve Jobs also resigned from Apple in September of 1985, but would return to the company in 1997 after helping get Pixar off the ground from Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division. Jobs would remain CEO of Apple until 2011.
  • This is also a year that was very important for today’s gamers. In September of 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The following month, Nintendo released the NES for the US market. Once this release was made, it created a new hobby for an entire generation.
  • In the entertainment field, Madonna launched her first concert tour, dubbed “The Virgin Tour” in New York City. The immensely popular film Back to the Future made its premier in July, launching a franchise starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. In November of 1985, the famous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes made its debut.
  • In a notable side development in archaeology, the wreckage of the infamous British passenger liner RMS Titanic was found after sinking in the North Atlantic in 1912.
  • There was also a major political development revolving around the Cold War. In March of 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became the head of the Soviet Union. This is significant because Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Union. He acted in his capacity as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

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Oscar

1985: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1985, during the 58th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 24/03/1986 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1985:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1985?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Out of Africa, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1985?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Sydney Pollack, for the movie Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1985?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to William Hurt, for the movie Kiss of the Spider Woman, starring William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy produced in the .

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1985?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Geraldine Page, for the movie The Trip to Bountiful, starring Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1985?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Don Ameche, for the movie Cocoon, starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1985?

Prizzi's Honor
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Anjelica Huston, for the movie Prizzi's Honor, starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph produced in the .
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1985: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Deng Xiaoping
In 1985, Deng Xiaoping was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. As Paramount Leader of China, Deng was acknowledged for "sweeping economic reforms that have challenged Marxist orthodoxies".

1985: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1985 were:

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

By:

Tracy Whitney, a lovely and idealistic woman is sentenced to a 15-year term in an escape-proof penitentiary. She fights back with brilliant ingenuity to defeat the untouchable crime lords that put her there.

Smart Women, Foolish Choices by Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder

Smart Women, Foolish Choices

By:

Smart Women Make Foolish Choices

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

The Bridge Across Forever

By:

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 Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt For Red October

By:

This is the bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s remarkable career. This is a military thriller that gripped readers with its action and was so precise, it was even rumored that the author wrote it.

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk

Inside, Outside

By:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Pulitzer Prize-winning author "Marjorie Morningstar", and "The Caine Mutiny," describes cultural conflicts in David Goodkind's life as Special Assistant to President Obama.

Ox chinese zodiac sign

1985: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1985?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1985 was the Year of the Ox.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Ox sign.

Nobel Prize

1985: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


1985: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1985 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

1985: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 1985 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Klaus von Klitzing

1985: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 1985 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Michael Stuart Brown
  • Joseph L. Goldstein
world population

1985: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1985 were Michael, Christopher and Matthew for boys and Jessica, Ashley and Jennifer for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1985: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1985 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Christopher
  • Matthew
  • Joshua
  • Daniel
  • David
  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • Joseph

1985: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1985 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jessica
  • Ashley
  • Jennifer
  • Amanda
  • Sarah
  • Stephanie
  • Nicole
  • Heather
  • Elizabeth
  • Megan

vinyl songs

1985: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1985, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Crazy For You by Madonna

1985: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1985 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Crazy For You by Madonna
  2. Careless Whisper by Wham!
  3. Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon
  4. I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner
  5. Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears
  6. Money For Nothing by Dire Straits
  7. We Are The World by USA for Africa
  8. Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News
  9. Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young
  10. Separate Lives by Phil Collins

1985: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1985, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins

1985: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1985 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
  2. Frankie by Sister Sledge
  3. Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid
  4. I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner
  5. Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson
  6. I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson
  7. 19 by Paul Hardcastle
  8. I Got You Babe by UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde
  9. There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) by Eurythmics
  10. The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush

1985: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1985 were:

The Day the Universe Changed

Release year: 1985

Starring: James Burke

Back to the Future

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Ran

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Come and See

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America

Rocky Road

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Brian K. Roberts

world population

1985: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1985 was 4,870,921,740 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 41.0% of the total population, which is roughly 2.0 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1985 was an increase of +87.1 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.82% over the previous year.The average population density in 1985 was 21 persons per square mile (or 33 persons per square kilometer).

history

What happened in 1985?

Here's what happened in 1985:

  • Jan 1, 1985: International Youth Year begins
  • Jan 2, 1985: Australia beats West Indies by innings at Sydney Cricket Ground, Bob Holland 10 match wickets.
  • Jan 3, 1985: Azharuddin scores 110 in first Test innings.
  • Jan 5, 1985: Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • Jan 7, 1985: King & I opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jan 10, 1985: Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua.
  • Jan 13, 1985: Cerebral Palsy telethon raises US$17,100,000.
  • Jan 14, 1985: Sixteen indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees.
  • Jan 15, 1985: Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected President
  • Jan 16, 1985: Playboy announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • Jan 17, 1985: Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (versus England).
  • Jan 18, 1985: US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise.
  • Jan 19, 1985: Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • Jan 20, 1985: Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27 degrees F (-33 degrees C) in Chicago, Illinois).
  • Jan 21, 1985: -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (state record).
  • Jan 22, 1985: Cold wave damages 90 percent of Florida's citrus crop.
  • Jan 24, 1985: 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched.
  • Jan 25, 1985: Black & Blue, premieres in Paris
  • Jan 26, 1985: 42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins.
  • Jan 27, 1985: Doug Henning & His World... closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York after 60 performances
  • Jan 28, 1985: 12th American Music Award
  • Jan 29, 1985: Pop stars in LA record We Are The World
  • Jan 31, 1985: South African President PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence.
  • Feb 1, 1985: -61 degrees F (-52 degrees C), Maybell, Colorado (state record).
  • Feb 2, 1985: US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.
  • Feb 3, 1985: Joanne Carner win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • Feb 4, 1985: Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell New Zealand of nuclear weapons.
  • Feb 5, 1985: Australia cancels its involvement in U.S.-led MX missile tests.
  • Feb 7, 1985: "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City, New York.
  • Feb 8, 1985: Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea.
  • Feb 9, 1985: U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena is kidnapped and murdered in Mexico (his body is discovered March 5).
  • Feb 10, 1985: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
  • Feb 11, 1985: Jordan King Hussein and PLO leader Arafat sign accord
  • Feb 12, 1985: 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary.
  • Feb 13, 1985: Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
  • Feb 14, 1985: Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Feb 15, 1985: STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Feb 16, 1985: New Jersey Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • Feb 17, 1985: 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
  • Feb 19, 1985: 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • Feb 20, 1985: Minolta releases the Maxxum 7000, world's first autofocus single-lens reflex camera.
  • Feb 21, 1985: Largest NBA crowd to date: 44,970 (Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons).
  • Feb 23, 1985: US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as Attorney General.
  • Feb 24, 1985: Yul Brynner reprised his role in The King & I
  • Feb 26, 1985: 27th Grammy Awards: "What's Love Got to Do With It", Cyndi Lauper win.
  • Feb 27, 1985: Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief.
  • Feb 28, 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.
  • Mar 1, 1985: Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
  • Mar 2, 1985: US approves screening test for AIDS.
  • Mar 3, 1985: Moonlighting with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis, premieres
  • Mar 4, 1985: STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
  • Mar 5, 1985: New York Islanders' Mike Bossy is first to score 50 goals in eight straight seasons.
  • Mar 6, 1985: Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of The King and I.
  • Mar 7, 1985: IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
  • Mar 8, 1985: Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
  • Mar 9, 1985: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • Mar 10, 1985: Dallas Mavericks' coach Dick Motta is fourth NBA coach to win 700 games.
  • Mar 11, 1985: Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • Mar 12, 1985: Larry Bird scores Boston Celtics' record 60 points.
  • Mar 13, 1985: Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
  • Mar 14, 1985: Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
  • Mar 15, 1985: Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in ten rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Mar 16, 1985: Denny McLain, pitcher, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years.
  • Mar 17, 1985: Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the ''Night Stalker'', commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • Mar 18, 1985: Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle
  • Mar 19, 1985: Spin Magazine begins publishing
  • Mar 20, 1985: Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • Mar 21, 1985: Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South Africa, 19 killed.
  • Mar 22, 1985: NASA launches Intelsat VA.
  • Mar 23, 1985: Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
  • Mar 24, 1985: 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
  • Mar 25, 1985: 57th Academy Awards - Amadeus, F Murray Abraham and Sally Field win
  • Mar 27, 1985: Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Mar 28, 1985: STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Mar 29, 1985: Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist.
  • Mar 31, 1985: 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises US$27,400,000.
  • Apr 2, 1985: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Apr 3, 1985: French government adopts equal electoral system.
  • Apr 4, 1985: Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal.
  • Apr 6, 1985: Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
  • Apr 7, 1985: New Jersey Generals' Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards.
  • Apr 8, 1985: Leader of the Pack opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • Apr 10, 1985: Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT) - Patrick Division Semifinals - Caps hold 1-0 lead
  • Apr 11, 1985: Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT) - Patrick Division Semifinals - Caps hold 2-0 lead
  • Apr 12, 1985: 16th Shuttle Mission (51D) - Discovery 4 launched with Senator Jake Garn
  • Apr 13, 1985: TASS denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • Apr 14, 1985: Take Me Along! opens / closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Apr 15, 1985: Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing
  • Apr 16, 1985: Grind opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Apr 18, 1985: Flyers 3-Isles 0 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 1-0 lead
  • Apr 19, 1985: 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D) - Discovery 4 returns to Earth
  • Apr 20, 1985: Karyn Marshall of New York City, New York lifts 303 pounds in a clean-and-jerk lift.
  • Apr 21, 1985: Flyers 5-Isles 2 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 2-0 lead
  • Apr 23, 1985: Flyers 5-Isles 3 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 3-0 lead
  • Apr 24, 1985: Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for Yin
  • Apr 25, 1985: Flyers 2-Isles 6 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 3-1 lead
  • Apr 28, 1985: Billy Martin named New York Yankees' manager for fourth time.
  • Apr 29, 1985: 17th space shuttle mission (51-B) - Challenger 7 launched
  • Apr 30, 1985: Last edition of Brink Daily Mail / Sunday Express in South Africa
  • May 1, 1985: US President Ronald Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua.
  • May 2, 1985: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • May 3, 1985: Date of $5 million check in View to a Kill
  • May 4, 1985: 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2.
  • May 5, 1985: U.S. President Ronald Reagan joins German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for a controversial funeral service at a cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, which includes the graves of 59 elite S.S. troops from World War II.
  • May 6, 1985: 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • May 8, 1985: 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Judds win.
  • May 9, 1985: Edmond O'Brien, American actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), dies at age 69 of Alzheimer's disease (born 1915).
  • May 10, 1985: Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • May 11, 1985: 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground
  • May 12, 1985: Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
  • May 13, 1985: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Wilson Goode orders police to storm the radical group MOVE's headquarters to end a stand-off. The police drop an explosive device into the headquarters, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 61 city residents in the resulting fire.
  • May 15, 1985: Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • May 16, 1985: Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
  • May 17, 1985: Les Anderson catches record 97-pound 4-ounce Chinook Salmon, off Alaska.
  • May 18, 1985: One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head hits #3
  • May 19, 1985: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
  • May 20, 1985: 1150 Lebanese / Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
  • May 22, 1985: US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR.
  • May 24, 1985: View to a Kill premieres in US
  • May 25, 1985: Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
  • May 26, 1985: Danny Sullivan wins Indianapolis 500 by 24 seconds following a spin.
  • May 27, 1985: Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.
  • May 28, 1985: Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
  • May 29, 1985: Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot
  • May 31, 1985: Tornados in Penn, Ohio, New York and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000
  • Jun 1, 1985: Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP
  • Jun 2, 1985: 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
  • Jun 3, 1985: Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • Jun 4, 1985: STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Jun 6, 1985: 55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75)
  • Jun 8, 1985: 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
  • Jun 9, 1985: 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 10, 1985: 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
  • Jun 11, 1985: Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • Jun 13, 1985: In Auburn, Washington, police defuse a Unabomber bomb sent to Boeing.
  • Jun 14, 1985: Michael Nesmith In Television Parts premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jun 15, 1985: Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 16, 1985: 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills Country Club - Michigan
  • Jun 17, 1985: 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G) - Discovery 5 launched
  • Jun 18, 1985: Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs
  • Jun 19, 1985: Reggie Jackson hits his 513th home run to move into 10th place.
  • Jun 21, 1985: American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • Jun 22, 1985: Grind closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Jun 23, 1985: Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 24, 1985: 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G) - Discovery 5 - returns to Earth. Payload Specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud completes being the first Arab and first Muslim in space.
  • Jun 25, 1985: Fireworks factory near Hallett, Oklahoma explodes (21 die).
  • Jun 26, 1985: Walt Disney World Resort Monorail Gold catches fire on the EPCOT beam around 9:00pm due to friction from a flat tire.
  • Jun 27, 1985: 1st hotel strike in New York
  • Jun 28, 1985: Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Texas
  • Jun 29, 1985: STS 51-F vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Jun 30, 1985: King & I closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • Jul 1, 1985: The Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons enters into force.
  • Jul 2, 1985: Andrei Gromyko is appointed the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.
  • Jul 3, 1985: CBS announces a 21 percent stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover.
  • Jul 5, 1985: Premier Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
  • Jul 7, 1985: 92nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (46 63 62)
  • Jul 8, 1985: 99th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)
  • Jul 9, 1985: The Liberty-Ellis Island Commemorative Coin Act and Silver Bullion Coin Act of 1985 become law, authorizing a one-ounce 0.999 fine silver bullion coin.
  • Jul 10, 1985: Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
  • Jul 11, 1985: Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
  • Jul 12, 1985: STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
  • Jul 13, 1985: Live Aid concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • Jul 14, 1985: Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Offutt AFB, Neb
  • Jul 15, 1985: Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
  • Jul 16, 1985: 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota
  • Jul 19, 1985: Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle
  • Jul 20, 1985: Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
  • Jul 21, 1985: Leader of the Pack closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • Jul 23, 1985: Commodore International introduces the Amiga 1000 computer. It features a Motorola 68000 processor, custom color graphics and stereo sound processors, a multitasking, windowing operating system, 256 kB RAM, and 880 kB 3.5-inch disk drive. Price is US$1300.
  • Jul 24, 1985: Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai.
  • Jul 25, 1985: Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
  • Jul 28, 1985: 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
  • Jul 29, 1985: 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F) - Challenger 8-launched
  • Jul 30, 1985: Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission
  • Jul 31, 1985: Liberia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • Aug 1, 1985: 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • Aug 2, 1985: Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die
  • Aug 3, 1985: Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
  • Aug 4, 1985: Dreamgirls closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
  • Aug 5, 1985: Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • Aug 6, 1985: 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
  • Aug 7, 1985: Barbra Streisand records Broadway Album
  • Aug 10, 1985: Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles.
  • Aug 11, 1985: Tap Dance Kid closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances
  • Aug 12, 1985: 7th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • Aug 15, 1985: Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
  • Aug 16, 1985: Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
  • Aug 17, 1985: 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant
  • Aug 18, 1985: Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
  • Aug 20, 1985: Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
  • Aug 21, 1985: New York Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
  • Aug 22, 1985: 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Aug 23, 1985: South African attorney / UDF leader Dulah Omar arrested
  • Aug 24, 1985: STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
  • Aug 25, 1985: Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • Aug 26, 1985: French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
  • Aug 27, 1985: 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I) - Discovery 6 - launched.
  • Aug 29, 1985: Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
  • Aug 31, 1985: Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois
  • Sep 1, 1985: Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
  • Sep 2, 1985: Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 3, 1985: 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I) - Discovery 6-returns to Earth
  • Sep 4, 1985: Igor Paklin of the USSR sets a new high jump world record at 2.41 metres.
  • Sep 6, 1985: Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9, crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
  • Sep 7, 1985: 99th US Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats M Navratilova (76 16 76)
  • Sep 8, 1985: 105th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (76 63 64)
  • Sep 9, 1985: President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa
  • Sep 11, 1985: Flyby of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
  • Sep 13, 1985: 2nd MTV Awards: Bruce Springsteen
  • Sep 14, 1985: Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
  • Sep 15, 1985: Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 16, 1985: Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs resigns as chairman of Apple Computer.
  • Sep 17, 1985: Soyuz T-14 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station.
  • Sep 18, 1985: Song & Dance opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
  • Sep 19, 1985: Allied Chemical (Allied Corp.) changes its company name to Allied-Signal Incorp.
  • Sep 20, 1985: Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • Sep 21, 1985: Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 22, 1985: 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney and Lacey, Cosby Show and Tyne Daly win
  • Sep 23, 1985: Italian crime reporter Giancarlo Siani is killed by Camorra.
  • Sep 24, 1985: Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
  • Sep 25, 1985: Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
  • Sep 26, 1985: Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
  • Sep 27, 1985: Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits the Atlantic coast of the USA.
  • Sep 28, 1985: Every Step Of The Way by John Waite peaks at #25
  • Sep 29, 1985: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, returns to NBC-TV
  • Sep 30, 1985: Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)
  • Oct 1, 1985: Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
  • Oct 2, 1985: Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
  • Oct 3, 1985: 21st Shuttle Mission (51J) - Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
  • Oct 4, 1985: Henry G Perry completes 157-day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia.
  • Oct 6, 1985: Police constable Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
  • Oct 7, 1985: 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J) - Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Oct 8, 1985: Rembrandt & Hitler or Me premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 9, 1985: Tango Argentino opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 performances
  • Oct 10, 1985: Sudan adopts interim constitution
  • Oct 11, 1985: US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
  • Oct 12, 1985: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission
  • Oct 13, 1985: Sunday in the Park with George closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances
  • Oct 14, 1985: 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
  • Oct 15, 1985: Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • Oct 16, 1985: Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
  • Oct 17, 1985: French Author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
  • Oct 18, 1985: Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States, in New York City. Special displays are set up in department, toy, and electronics stores. The NES comes with the Robotic Operating Buddy and the Zapper light gun. Price is US$125. Seventeen game cartridges are available with the launch of the game system.
  • Oct 19, 1985: The first Blockbuster Video store opens in Dallas, Texas.
  • Oct 22, 1985: Bret Saberhagen gives Kansas City Royals their 1st World Series win
  • Oct 25, 1985: Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
  • Oct 26, 1985: On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Saint Louis Cardinals the 82nd World Series.
  • Oct 27, 1985: 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • Oct 28, 1985: Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
  • Oct 29, 1985: Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced as the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • Oct 30, 1985: 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A) - Challenger 9-launched
  • Nov 1, 1985: Netherlands decides definative sites for cruise missiles
  • Nov 3, 1985: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 5, 1985: News opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 6, 1985: 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • Nov 8, 1985: Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
  • Nov 9, 1985: News closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 10, 1985: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 11, 1985: 1st AIDS theme TV movie - An Early Frost
  • Nov 12, 1985: Secretary in Ann Arbor Michigan wounded by package bomb
  • Nov 13, 1985: Dwight Gooden, youngest 20-game winner in Major League Baseball, wins Cy Young award.
  • Nov 14, 1985: Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • Nov 15, 1985: In separate events, mail bombs kill two people in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Nov 17, 1985: Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM, New York
  • Nov 18, 1985: Dwight Gooden (NL) and Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
  • Nov 19, 1985: President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time
  • Nov 20, 1985: New York Yankees' Don Mattingly named American League Most Valuable Player.
  • Nov 21, 1985: United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
  • Nov 22, 1985: Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
  • Nov 23, 1985: 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • Nov 24, 1985: 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
  • Nov 25, 1985: White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26, 1985: 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B) - Atlantis 2 is launched
  • Nov 27, 1985: Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 28, 1985: 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Nov 29, 1985: Ibero-American States Organization for Education, Science and Culture (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación la Ciencia y la Cultura) (OEI) created.
  • Dec 1, 1985: STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Dec 2, 1985: Mystery of Edwin Drood opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • Dec 3, 1985: 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B) - Atlantis 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Dec 4, 1985: Les Miserables opens at Palace Theatre, London
  • Dec 5, 1985: Dow Jones Industrial Average rises above the 1500 level for first time.
  • Dec 6, 1985: United Kingdom joins US Strategic Defence Initiative project.
  • Dec 7, 1985: 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB).
  • Dec 8, 1985: Laurie Rinker / Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 9, 1985: Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • Dec 10, 1985: Bill to balance the US federal budget passed by Congress.
  • Dec 11, 1985: Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
  • Dec 12, 1985: 248 US soldiers and 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
  • Dec 13, 1985: Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (vs. India)
  • Dec 14, 1985: US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin
  • Dec 15, 1985: Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed
  • Dec 16, 1985: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission
  • Dec 17, 1985: US President Ronald Reagan signs the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-185) directing Treasury to issue 0.9167 fine gold bullion coins: $50 (one ounce), $25 (half ounce), $10 (quarter ounce), $5 (tenth ounce). The gold is to be acquired from natural deposits in the US or territory or possession when possible, and when not, from the US reserves. Profits from sales would be used to pay down the national debt.
  • Dec 19, 1985: Wind in the Willows opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Dec 20, 1985: Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points).
  • Dec 21, 1985: Alice Miller / Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • Dec 22, 1985: Wind in the Willows closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Dec 24, 1985: Right wing extremist David Lewis Rice murders civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark as well as Goldmark's wife and two children in Seattle, Washington.
  • Dec 27, 1985: Terrorists kill 20 andwound 110 attacking El Al at Rome andVienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
  • Dec 28, 1985: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Dec 30, 1985: IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
  • Jan 1, 1985: The first British mobile phone call is made by Michael Harrison to his father Sir Ernest Harrison, chairman of Vodafone.

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What does the year 1985 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1985 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 86th year of the 20th century and the 5th year of the 1980s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1984 and precedes 1986.

calendars for year 1985

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