Timeline of the 80s, 1985
This is a list of important events the occured during 1985. Exact dates
are listed when known.
- "We Are The World" is recorded by USA for Africa, America's response to the British "Do They Know It's Christmas"
- LIVE AID in London and Philadelphi, beamed around the world
- Crack coccaine starts to appear.
- Billy Joel marries Christie Brinkley... millions of men suddenly feel like they stand a chance with an attractive woman.
- Brussels, Belgium: 39 dead, 250 wounded during a soccer match between Liverpool and Juventus
- Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior is bombed by the French goverment during protests of it's nuclear testing in the Pacific
- Earthquake in Mexico / Volcano erupts in Colombia; 1000s killed
- Gorbachev becomes (the last) president of the Soviet Union
- New coke is introduced in April and quickly replaced with original Coke
- Titanic wreckage found and filmed by robotic camera in July
- Bernhard Goetz is charged with attempted murder
- Ethiopa blocks the airlift of thousands of Ethiopian Jews.
- Hole in the ozone layer, first detected in 1977, is now indisputable.
- In October, the worlds largest atom smasher goes online in Illinois.
- Nintendo home entertainment system introduced.
- Extra second added to the calender year.
- Leaded gas is officially banned in the US
- Swedish premier Olaf Palme is assassinated.
- Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame is opened.
- Rock Hudson, the first major public figure to die to AIDS, dies on October 2.
- Karen Ann Quinlan, coma patient, dies of pneumonia. She was the first person to die in the "right-to-die" controversy debate.