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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 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.
- April 7, 1985 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
- April 23, 1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.
- 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.
- July 15, 1985 – The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan.
- September 19, 1985 – A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
- October 26, 1985 – The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
- November 15, 1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
- November 20, 1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
Who Were Born On 1985?
- January 18, 1985 – Minissha Lamba, Indian actress and model
- January 25, 1985 – Acie Law IV, American basketball player
- March 20, 1985 – Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
- March 27, 1985 – Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
- May 17, 1985 – Derek Hough, American dancer and singer
- June 1, 1985 – Nick Young, American basketball player
- June 21, 1985 – Anthony Morelli, American football player
- August 30, 1985 – Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer
- December 5, 1985 – Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver