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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.
- March 3, 1985 – Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
- March 4, 1985 – The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
- March 15, 1985 – The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- March 16, 1985 – Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
- May 20, 1985 – Radio Martí, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba.
- September 14, 1985 – Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.
- November 15, 1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
- December 27, 1985 – Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
Who Were Born On 1985?
- January 4, 1985 – Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
- January 10, 1985 – Abdulkader Dakka, Syrian footballer
- January 11, 1985 – Rie Fu, Japanese singer
- January 19, 1985 – Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
- February 18, 1985 – Todd Lasance, Australian actor
- February 22, 1985 – Larissa Riquelme, Paraguayan model
- April 23, 1985 – Angel Locsin, Filipina actress
- June 9, 1985 – Richard Kahui, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- July 29, 1985 – Simon Santoso, Indonesian badminton player