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1985 Historical Event(s)
- January 7, 1985 – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan’s first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
- February 20, 1985 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- June 9, 1985 – Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).
- June 23, 1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
- July 13, 1985 – Vice President George H.W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
- August 2, 1985 – Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
- September 1, 1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
- October 1, 1985 – The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
- October 4, 1985 – Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
- October 10, 1985 – United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.
Who Were Born On 1985?
- January 31, 1985 – Mario Williams, American football player
- March 11, 1985 – Paul Bissonnette, Canadian ice hockey player
- March 21, 1985 – Adrian Peterson, American football player
- May 23, 1985 – Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
- August 2, 1985 – Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
- September 14, 1985 – Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
- October 17, 1985 – Baran Kosari, Iranian actress
- December 1, 1985 – Emiliano Viviano, Italian footballer
- December 11, 1985 – Shelby Holliday, Television personality