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1985 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1985 – The Internet’s Domain Name System is created.
- February 20, 1985 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- June 6, 1985 – The grave of “Wolfgang Gerhard” is exhumed in Embu, Brazil; the remains found are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”. Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
- September 4, 1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
- October 3, 1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J)
- October 7, 1985 – The Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 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.
- 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 13, 1985 – Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida’s first Cuban-born mayor.
- November 23, 1985 – Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
Who Were Born On 1985?
- May 21, 1985 – Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer
- May 29, 1985 – Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
- June 20, 1985 – Matt Flynn, American football player
- July 2, 1985 – Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer
- August 14, 1985 – Shea Weber, Canadian hockey player
- September 17, 1985 – José Gonçalves, Portuguese football player
- October 22, 1985 – Zac Hanson, American musician
- November 18, 1985 – Christian Siriano, American fashion designer