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1985 Historical Event(s)
- February 20, 1985 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 20, 1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
- April 19, 1985 – FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
- May 20, 1985 – Radio Martí, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba.
- May 29, 1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
- July 20, 1985 – The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
- October 29, 1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
- November 6, 1985 – In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
- November 15, 1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
- November 19, 1985 – Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.
Who Were Born On 1985?
- January 25, 1985 – Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer
- February 9, 1985 – Rachel Melvin, American actress
- March 18, 1985 – Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
- March 27, 1985 – Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
- April 9, 1985 – Tomohisa Yamashita, Japanese actor and singer (NEWS)
- May 8, 1985 – Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress
- July 24, 1985 – Eric Wright, American football player
- August 11, 1985 – J-Boog, American singer (B2K)
- December 19, 1985 – Gary Cahill, English footballer
- December 21, 1985 – Tom Sturridge, British actor