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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.
- June 23, 1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
- 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.
- July 20, 1985 – The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
- August 27, 1985 – The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- September 11, 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit
- November 13, 1985 – Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida’s first Cuban-born mayor.
- 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?
- January 1, 1985 – Tiago Splitter, Brazilian basketball player
- February 7, 1985 – Devis Nossa, Italian footballer
- February 21, 1985 – Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
- May 1, 1985 – Drew Sidora, American actress
- May 28, 1985 – Konstantinos Mendrinos, Greek footballer
- June 1, 1985 – Ari Herstand, American Singer/Songwriter
- September 22, 1985 – Rima Fakih, Lebanese/American beauty pageant contestant
- September 23, 1985 – Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
- December 12, 1985 – Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player
- December 29, 1985 – Alexa Ray Joel, American musician, daughter of Billy Joel