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 DecemberEmiliano Viviano / Footballer / Italy
03 MayRavi Bopara / Cricketer / United Kingdom
04 AugustHa Seung-jin / Basketball Player / South Korea
05 AugustErkan Zengin / Footballer / Sweden
08 NovemberMíchel / Footballer / Spain
09 AugustAnna Kendrick / Actress / United States of America
11 SeptemberZack Stortini / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
12 MayAndrew Howe / Sprinter / Italy
14 JulyDarrelle Revis / Footballer / United States of America
15 NovemberCharron Fisher / Basketball Player / United States of America
15 March Kellan Lutz / Actor / United States of America
16 JulyMārtiņš Kravčenko / Basketball Player / Latvia
17 January Simone Simons / Singer / Netherlands
20 AugustMark Washington / Footballer / United States of America
23 OctoberChris Neal / Footballer / United Kingdom
25 SeptemberMarvin Matip / Footballer / Germany
27 February Vladislav Kulik / Fooballer / Russia
29 OctoberJefferson Severino / Footballer / Brazil
29 SeptemberDani Pedrosa / Motorcycle Racer / Spain
31 January Adam Federici / Footballer / Australia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1985:

YearName / Profession / Country
09 JuneSonam Kapoor / Actress / India
05 DecemberShikhar Dhawan / Cricketer / India
11 NovemberRobin Uthappa / Cricketer / India
27 NovemberAashka Goradia / Actress / India
15 JulyAmi Trivedi / Actor / India
10 JanuaryDrashti Dhami / Actress / India
25 JuneKajal Aggrawal / Actress / India
06 DecemberRudra Pratap Singh / Cricketer / India
29 OctoberVijendra Kumar Singh / Player / India
28 NovemberIsha Gupta / Actress / India
09 NovemberParignya Pandya Shah / Actor / India
29 OctoberVijender Singh / Boxer / India
26 JuneArjun Kapoor / Actor / India
30 MayJennifer Winget / Actress / India
13 MayMegha Gupta / Actress / India
01 JuneDinesh Karthik / Cricketer / India
11 AugustJacqueline Fernandez / Actress / India
09 JuneSonam Kapoor / Actress / India
16 NovemberAditya Roy Kapoor / Actor / India
02 NovemberDiana Penty / Actress / India

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