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
01 DecemberJanelle Monáe / Writer / United States of America
05 DecemberNico Verdonck / Racing Car Driver / Belgium
05 MayEmanuele Giaccherini / Footballer / Italy
06 OctoberTarmo Kink / Footballer / Estonia
06 NovemberEttore Marchi / Footballer / Italy
09 SeptemberMartin Johnson / Writer / United States of America
09 JulyAshley Young / Footballer / United Kingdom
10 AugustEnrico Cortese / Footballer / Italy
10 SeptemberNeil Walker / Baseball Player / United States of America
12 MayAndrew Howe / Sprinter / Italy
12 DecemberDavid Veikune / Footballer / United States of America
14 January Joel Rosario / Jockey / United States of America
15 OctoberArron Afflalo / Basketball Player / United States of America
17 AprilJo-Wilfried Tsonga / Tennis Player / France
19 DecemberNeil Kilkenny / Footballer / Australia
20 AugustWillie Ripia / Rugby Player / New Zealand
21 MayDušan Kuciak / Footballer / Slovakia
22 JulyAkira Tozawa / Wrestler / Japan
24 SeptemberEleanor Catton / Author / Canada
26 OctoberAndrea Bargnani / Basketball Player / Italy

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1985:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 JulyAmi Trivedi / Actor / India
16 NovemberAditya Roy Kapoor / Actor / India
29 OctoberVijender Singh / Boxer / India
09 March Parthiv Patel / Cricketer / India
13 MayMegha Gupta / Actress / India
09 JuneSonam Kapoor / Actress / India
05 DecemberShikhar Dhawan / Cricketer / India
30 MayJennifer Winget / Actress / India
NA NASourabhee Debbarma / Singer / India
01 JuneDinesh Karthik / Cricketer / India
18 JanuaryMinissha Lamba / Actress / India
02 NovemberDiana Penty / Actress / India
21 MayIsa Tara Guha / Cricketer / India
29 OctoberVijendra Kumar Singh / Player / India
13 MayMadhurima Tuli / Actress / India
11 NovemberRobin Uthappa / Cricketer / India
11 AugustJacqueline Fernandez / Actress / India
27 NovemberAashka Goradia / Actress / India
09 NovemberParignya Pandya Shah / Actor / India
10 JanuaryDrashti Dhami / Actress / India

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