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1985 Historical Event(s)
- January 29, 1985 – Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
- February 19, 1985 – Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
- 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.
- June 14, 1985 – TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece.
- June 19, 1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
- 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 29, 1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
- 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?
- February 14, 1985 – John Prats, Filipino Actor and Dancer
- March 13, 1985 – Emile Hirsch, American actor
- April 14, 1985 – Grant Clitsome,Canadian Hockey Player
- June 29, 1985 – Quintin Demps, American football player
- July 23, 1985 – Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
- August 3, 1985 – Holly Blake-Arnstein, American singer and dancer
- August 14, 1985 – Digão, Brazilian footballer
- September 3, 1985 – Kelvin Wilson, English footballer
- October 4, 1985 – Shontelle, Barbadian singer
- November 11, 1985 – Jessica Sierra, American singer