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1985 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1985 – The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
- February 20, 1985 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- April 19, 1985 – U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
- May 13, 1985 – Police storm MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.
- May 31, 1985 – 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
- June 24, 1985 – STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completes its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.
- July 13, 1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
- October 6, 1985 – PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
- October 7, 1985 – The Mameyes landslide kills close to 300 in the worst landslide in North American history.
- December 16, 1985 – Mafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.
Who Were Born On 1985?
- February 6, 1985 – Kris Humphries, American basketball player
- February 26, 1985 – Fernando Llorente, Spanish footballer
- March 1, 1985 – J Leman, American football player
- May 21, 1985 – Andrew Miller, American baseball player
- May 22, 1985 – Graham Harrell, American football player
- June 22, 1985 – Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
- July 12, 1985 – Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer
- August 10, 1985 – Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer
- December 19, 1985 – Gary Cahill, English footballer