1985 in History – What happened in year 1985

In history, year 1985 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1985.

Know what happened in 1985:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 March The charity single 'We Are the World' by the supergroup USA for Africa was released, and would go on to sell over 20 million copies.
11 MayDuring an association football match between Bradford City andLincoln City in Bradford, England, a flash fire consumed one side of theValley Parade stadium, killing 56 attendees.
13 November The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted, causing a volcanicmudslide that buried the town of Armero, Colombia, and killedapproximately 23,000 people.
14 JuneThe Schengen Agreement, a treaty to abolish systematic bordercontrols between participating European countries, was signed betweenfive of the ten member states of the European Economic Community.
16 FebruaryThe Hizballah Program was released, describing the ideology and goals of the Shia Islamic political and paramilitary organization Hizballah.
19 November Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. PresidentRonald Reagan held the first of five summit meetings between them inGeneva.
23 AprilThe Coca-Cola Company introduced 'New Coke' to replace its flagship soft drink Coca-Cola, which generated so much negative response that the company put the original formula back on the market less than three months later.
23 JuneA bomb attributed to the Sikh separatist group Babbar Khalsadestroyed Air India Flight 182 above the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 329on board.
28 FebruaryThe Troubles-The Provisional Irish Republican Army launched a mortar attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary station in Corry Square, Newry, Northern Ireland, killing nine.
29 MayA wall at Brussels' Heysel Stadium collapsed under the pressureof football fans escaping a riot before the European Cup Final betweenLiverpool and Juventus, killing 39 people and injuring over 600 others.
26 OctoberThe Australian government returned ownership of Uluru, alsoknown as Ayers Rock, to the local Pitjantjatjara people.
14 JuneThe Schengen Agreement, a treaty to abolish systematic bordercontrols between participating European countries, was signed betweenfive of the ten member states of the European Economic Community.
23 AprilThe Coca-Cola Company introduced 'New Coke' to replace itsflagship soft drink Coca-Cola, which generated so much negative responsethat the company put the previous formula back on the market less thanthree months later.
18 March The first episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours wasfirst broadcast on the Seven Network, eventually becoming the longestrunning drama in Australian television history.
05 FebruaryThe mayors of Rome and Carthage signed a peace treaty toceremonially end the Third Punic War, 2,131 years after the conflict hadended.
06 JuneThe remains of Josef Mengele, a Nazi physician notorious forhuman experiments done on Auschwitz inmates, were discovered in Embu dasArtes, Brazil.
08 NovemberAt age 22, Garry Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputedWorld Chess Champion by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov.
13 MayEleven members of the American black liberation group MOVE werekilled when a Philadelphia police helicopter dropped a bomb on theirhouse during a raid.
29 MayA wall at Brussels' Heysel Stadium collapsed under the pressureof football fans escaping a riot before the European Cup Final betweenLiverpool and Juventus, killing 39 people and injuring over 600 others.
12 DecemberArrow Air Flight 1285 crashed after take off in Gander, New found land and Labrador, killing 256, including 248 members of the US Army's 101st Airborne Division.
19 DecemberYakutsk United Air Group Flight 101/435 was hijacked by the co-pilot and landed in China, where he was apprehended, while thepassengers returned home with Chinese gifts.
09 NovemberAt age 22, Garry Kasparov became the youngest-ever undisputedWorld Chess Champion by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov.
13 NovemberThe volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted, causing a volcanicmudslide that buried the town of Armero, Colombia (destructionpictured), and killed approximately 23,000 people.
18 NovemberCalvin and Hobbes, a comic strip by Bill Watterson that was atits height one of the most popular in the world, was first published.
19 NovemberSoviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and US PresidentRonald Reagan (both pictured) held the first of five summit meetingsbetween them in Geneva.
06 OctoberPolice constable Keith Blakelock was killed during rioting inthe Broadwater Farm housing estate in Tottenham, London.
26 OctoberThe Australian government returned ownership of Uluru, alsoknown as Ayers Rock, to the local Pitjantjatjara people.
13 SeptemberSuper Mario Bros., one of the best-selling and most influentialvideo games of all time, was first released for the NES in Japan.
19 SeptemberAn 8.1 ML earthquake struck Mexico City, killing at least 9,000people and leaving up to 100,000 homeless.
07 AugustIn Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England, a local magistrate andhis family were murdered in what The Times described as 'a classicwhodunit'.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1985:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 JulyAshley Tisdale / Actress / United States of America
08 JuneAlexandre Despatie / Diver / Canada
10 NovemberDaan Huiskamp / Footballer / Netherlands
11 January Newton Faulkner / Writer / United Kingdom
11 March Kai Reus / Cyclist / Netherlands
11 JulyRobert Adamson / Actor / United States of America
16 MayRodrigo Peters Marques / Footballer / Brazil
17 AprilRooney Mara / Actress / United States of America
19 SeptemberGio Gonzalez / Baseball Player / United States of America
21 NovemberNicola Silvestri / Footballer / Italy
22 JulyAkira Tozawa / Wrestler / Japan
23 MaySebastián Fernández / Footballer / Uruguay
23 JulyLuis Ángel Landín / Footballer / Mexico
23 SeptemberBrian Brohm / Footballer / United States of America
24 JulyPatrice Bergeron / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
24 March Lana / Wrestler / United States of America
24 JulyEric Wright / Footballer / United States of America
27 MayRoberto Soldado / Footballer / Spain
27 SeptemberMassimo Bertocchi / Decathlete / Canada
28 March Stefano Ferrario / Footballer / Italy

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1985:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 JulyAmi Trivedi / Actor / India
11 AugustJacqueline Fernandez / Actress / India
13 MayMegha Gupta / Actress / India
18 JanuaryMinissha Lamba / Actress / India
06 DecemberRudra Pratap Singh / Cricketer / India
29 OctoberVijendra Kumar Singh / Player / India
09 JuneSonam Kapoor / Actress / India
28 NovemberIsha Gupta / Actress / India
01 JuneDinesh Karthik / Cricketer / India
09 JuneSonam Kapoor / Actress / India
25 JuneKajal Aggrawal / Actress / India
30 JanuaryPuja Gupta / Actress / India
09 March Parthiv Patel / Cricketer / India
11 NovemberRobin Uthappa / Cricketer / India
02 NovemberDiana Penty / Actress / India
29 OctoberVijender Singh / Boxer / India
05 DecemberShikhar Dhawan / Cricketer / India
13 MayMadhurima Tuli / Actress / India
09 NovemberParignya Pandya Shah / Actor / India
NA NASourabhee Debbarma / Singer / India

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