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1985


Jan
3
Release: Release of I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis and the NewsRelease of I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis and the News (1985)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

15
Release: Release of The Old Man Down the Road by John FogertyRelease of The Old Man Down the Road by John Fogerty (1985)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

18
Release: Blood SimpleThe film Blood Simple is released (1985)Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies

Feb
5
Birth of Cristiano RonaldoBirthday of football star Cristiano Ronaldo (1985)Cristiano Ronaldo Biography: Real Madrid, Man U Star

6
Release: I'm on Fire by Bruce Springsteen is releasedI'm on Fire by Bruce Springsteen is released (1985)Top 10 Jailbait Songs

8
The TV series The Dukes of Hazzard airs its last episodeThe TV series The Dukes of Hazzard airs its last episode (1985)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series
Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars

15
Release: The Breakfast ClubThe film The Breakfast Club is released (1985)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies
Top 10 Unexpected Dance Scenes in Non-Dance Movies
Top 10 Trends of the 1980s
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

20
Release: Don't You (Forget About Me)The song Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

Mar
1
Release: The Sure ThingThe film The Sure Thing is released (1985)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines

7
The song "We Are the World" has its international release The song "We Are the World" has its international release (1985)Lionel Richie Biography: Life and Career of the Singer

15
The TV series Mr. Belvedere airs its first episodeThe TV series Mr. Belvedere airs its first episode (1985)Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film

25
Release: Paul Young album, The Secret of Association, is releasedPaul Young album, 'The Secret of Association,' with the song 'Everytime You Go Away,' is releasedTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

26
Birthday of Keira Knightley Birthday of Keira Knightley (1985)Keira Knightley Profile: From Pirates to Pride and Prejudice

Apr
1
The TV series Are You Being Served? airs its last episodeThe TV series Are You Being Served? airs its last episode (1985)Top 10 British TV Comedies

1
Villanova Wildcats beat Georgetown Hoyas basketball gameVillanova Wildcats vs. Georgetown Hoyas basketball game (1985)Top 10 Sports Upsets

17
Birthday of Rooney MaraBirthday of Rooney Mara (1985)Top 10 Torture Scenes
Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

23
Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New CokeCoca-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 (1985)Top 10 Marketing Fails: Coke, Ford, Netflix

26
Release: Just One of the GuysThe film Just One of the Guys is released (1985)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles

May
9
Birthday of Audrina Patridge Birthday of Audrina Patridge (1985)The Hills' Audrina Patridge's Workout

13
Release: Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms is releasedDire Straits album, 'Brothers in Arms,' is releasedTop 10 Greatest Best-Selling Albums of All Time

28
Birthday of Carey MulliganBirthday of Carey Mulligan (1985)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

Jun
1
Release: The film Ran is releasedThe film Ran is released (1985)Top 10 Successful Foreign Films

7
Release: The GooniesThe film The Goonies is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters
Top 10 Movie Traps

13
Release: A View to a KillThe James Bond film A View to a Kill is released (1985)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Best James Bond Theme Songs

21
Release: Return to OzThe film Return to Oz is released (1985)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

24
Release: Dire Straits Song Money for Nothing is releasedDire Straits Song Money for Nothing is released (1985).Top 10 Music Videos of All Time
Top 10 Best Animated Music Videos

29
Bruce Springsteen live at the Parc de la CourneuveBruce Springsteen live at the Parc de la Courneuve in Paris, France (1985).Top 10 Greatest Live Musical Performances

30
Birthday of Michael PhelpsBirthday of Michael Phelps (1985).Top 10 Most Dominant Male Athletes of All Time
Michael Phelps Biography: Beijing, London Olympics

Jul
2
Birthday of Ashley Tisdale Birthday of Ashley Tisdale (1985)Ashley Tisdale Suddenly Music Video
Ashley Tisdale's Music Video Part 2
Making of Ashley Tisdale's Music Videos
Ashley Tisdale Album Photoshoot
Sneak Peak at Ashley Tisdale's 1st Solo Recording
Behind the Scenes of High School Musical

2
The TV series The Jeffersons airs its last episodeThe TV series The Jeffersons airs its last episode (1985)Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)

3
Release: Back to the Future is releasedThe film Back to the Future is released to theaters (1985)Top 10 Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Movie Cars
Top 10 Best Time Travel Movies
Top 10 Time Machines From Pop Culture
Top 10 Mad Scientists
Top 10 Movie Jerks
Top 10 Movie Wimps

10
Release: Mad Max Beyond ThunderdomeThe film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Badasses

12
Release: Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! is releasedKilling Is My Business... and Business Is Good! is released (1985)Top 10 Megadeth Songs

13
Queen at Live AidQueen at Live Aid (1985).Top 10 Greatest Live Musical Performances

15
The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in Japan The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan (1985)Top 10 Product Catchphrases from Commercials
Top 10 Nintendo Fails

24
Release: The Black Cauldron is releasedThe Black Cauldron is released (1985)Another Top 10 Animated Disney Villains
Top 10 Darkest and Scariest Disney Moments

Aug
2
Release: Fright NightThe film Fright Night is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Vampires

2
Release: Weird ScienceThe film Weird Science is released (1985)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s
Top 10 Movie Geniuses
Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

7
Release: Real GeniusThe film Real Genius is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Geniuses

9
Release: Pee-wee's Big AdventureThe film Pee-wee's Big Adventure is released (1985)Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies
Top 10 Tim Burton Movies

16
Theatrical release of 'The Return of the Living Dead'.Theatrical release of 'The Return of the Living Dead'. This black comedy zombie film showcases the release of a chemical that brings back the dead.Top 10 Gratuitous Nude Movie Scenes

20
Iran-Contra Affair beginsIran-Contra Affair begins (1985)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1980s America

23
Release: Teen WolfThe film Teen Wolf is released (1985)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)
Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments

Sep
1
An expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS-Titanic A joint American/French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS-Titanic (1985)The Sinking of the Titanic: A Timeline

7
Premiere of 'Star Wars: Ewoks' TV series.Premiere of 'Star Wars: Ewoks' TV series.Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s

13
Release of Super Mario Bros. for the NESSuper Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System is released (1985)Super Mario Bros. Trivia
Top 10 Mario Games
Top 10 Pathetic Video Game Foes

14
Release: Disney%u2019s The Wuzzles debutsDisney%u2019s The Wuzzles debuts (1985)Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows

14
Premiere of 'The Care Bears' TV series.Premiere of 'The Care Bears' TV series.Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s

14
Premiere of Disneys Adventures of the Gummi BearsPremiere of Disneys Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

14
The TV series The Golden Girls airs its first episodeThe TV series The Golden Girls airs its first episode (1985)Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)

16
Release: A-Ha Song Take On Me is releasedA-Ha Song Take On Me is released (1985).Top 10 Music Videos of All Time
Top 10 Best Animated Music Videos

24
The TV series Growing Pains airs its first episodeThe TV series Growing Pains airs its first episode (1985)Top 10 TV Families

Oct
2
Death of Rock HudsonWe outline the spread and acceptance of AIDS since 1981.AIDS: 30 Years of a Deadly Disease

4
Release: Release of CommandoThe film Commando is released (1985)Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights
Top 10 Over the Top Movie Villain Deaths

8
Birthday of Bruno Mars Birthday of Bruno Mars (1985)Bruno Mars: Biography and Origins

10
Marina and the Diamonds is born.Marina Lambrini Diamandis, otherwise known as Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds, is born.Marina and the Diamonds on Coldplay, 'Electra Heart'
Interview with Marina and the Diamonds: Fashion, Origins, Synesthesia

11
Release: Silver BulletThe film Silver Bullet is released (1985)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)

15
Nintendo is foundedThe Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. are released (1985)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1980s America

18
North American release of the NESThe Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. are released in North America (1985)Top 10 NES Games
Top 10 Strangest Mario Bros. Spin-offs
Mario Kart Franchise Retrospective
Video Game Classics: Super Mario Kart
Top 10 Video Game Consoles

21
Birthday of Carly Rae Jepsen'Canadian Idol' contestant and 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

22
Birthday of Zac HansonPop trio Hanson explains how they first decided to form a band.Interview with Hanson: Isaac, Taylor, Zac

23
Birthday of MiguelBirthday of Miguel (1985)Interview with Miguel About Fashion

25
Birthday of CiaraBirthday of Ciara (1985)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

26
Game 6 of the 1985 World SeriesThe Kansas City Royals face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series (1985)Top 10 Controversial Calls in Sports History

Nov
1
Release: Death Wish 3The film Death Wish 3 is released (1985)Top 10 Comedic Moments In Action Films

8
Birthday of Jack Osbourne Birthday of Jack Osbourne (1985)Ozzy Osbourne: Biography from Black Sabbath to Solo Artist

8
Release: Transylvania 6-5000The film Transylvania 6-5000 is released (1985)Top 10 Mad Scientists

21
Birthday of Carly Rae JepsenBirthday of Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of "Call Me Maybe" and former "Canadian Idol" contestant.Carly Rae Jepsen: 'Call Me Maybe' Singer Biography

21
The TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe airs its last episodeThe TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe airs its last episode (1985)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries

30
Birthday of Kaley CuocoBirthday of Kaley Cuoco (1985).Top 10 The Big Bang Theory Running Gags

Dec
3
Birthday of Amanda SeyfriedBirthday of Amanda Seyfried (1985)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

10
Release: Out of AfricaThe film Out of Africa is released (1985)Top 10 Overrated Movies

11
Release: The Jewel of the NileThe film The Jewel of the Nile is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

13
Release: ClueThe film Clue is released (1985)Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

13
Release: LegendThe film Legend is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Devils