Historical Events for Year 1985

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Events 1 - 150 of 805

Jan 1st - International Youth Year begins
Jan 1st - US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
Jan 1st - VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
Jan 1st - The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
Jan 1st - The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
Jan 1st - 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
Jan 1st - 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
Jan 1st - 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
Jan 1st - 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
Jan 2nd - 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
Jan 2nd - Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
Jan 2nd - Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
Jan 2nd - Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
Jan 2nd - Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
Jan 3rd - Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
Jan 3rd - Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier Jan 5th - Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
Jan 5th - Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
Jan 5th - Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
Jan 6th - AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
Jan 6th - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
Jan 7th - "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
Jan 7th - Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
Jan 7th - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
Jan 7th - Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Jan 8th - Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
Jan 9th - Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
Jan 10th - Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
Jan 11th - CDC MMWR publishes guidelines for screening U.S. blood supply for AIDS antibodies with ELISA test that would be available later that year
Jan 13th - 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
Jan 13th - 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
Jan 13th - Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
Jan 13th - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000
Jan 13th - Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428
Jan 14th - 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova Jan 14th - Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
Jan 14th - British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
Jan 15th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
Jan 15th - Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
Jan 15th - Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
Jan 15th - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
Jan 15th - CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
Jan 16th - "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
Jan 17th - Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
Jan 18th - US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
Jan 19th - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
Jan 19th - 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
Jan 20th - Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana Jan 20th - Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
Jan 21st - -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
Jan 21st - -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
Jan 21st - Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
Jan 21st - Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
Jan 22nd - -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
Jan 22nd - Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
Jan 22nd - Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
Jan 23rd - Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
Jan 24th - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
Jan 25th - "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
Jan 25th - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
Jan 26th - 42nd Golden Globes: Amadeus, F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win
Jan 26th - Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
Jan 27th - "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
Jan 27th - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
Jan 27th - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
Jan 27th - Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
Jan 27th - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
Jan 28th - Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)
Singer Lionel RichieSinger Lionel Richie Jan 28th - 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win
Jan 29th - Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
Jan 29th - Oxford University refuses to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree
Jan 31st - "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
Jan 31st - South African president PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
Feb 1st - -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
Feb 1st - -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
Feb 1st - Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
Feb 1st - Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
Feb 1st - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Feb 2nd - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
Feb 3rd - "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
Feb 3rd - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 4th - 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
Feb 4th - Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
Feb 7th - "New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC
Feb 7th - Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"
Feb 7th - NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
Feb 8th - 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
Feb 8th - Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
Feb 8th - Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
Feb 8th - Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna Feb 9th - Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks
Feb 10th - Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
Feb 10th - 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
Feb 10th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
Feb 10th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
Feb 10th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 11th - King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
Feb 11th - Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
Feb 11th - Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
Feb 12th - 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary
Feb 12th - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Feb 13th - Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
Feb 13th - Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan Feb 14th - Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
Feb 15th - STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
Feb 15th - World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
Feb 15th - 35th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Woman and the Stranger" and "Wetherby" win the Golden Bear (tie)
Feb 16th - Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit
Feb 16th - Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
Feb 16th - NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
Feb 16th - The founding of Hezbollah.
Feb 17th - 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
Feb 17th - 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
Feb 17th - 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
Feb 17th - Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
Feb 17th - Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita
Feb 17th - 27th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (172.265 MPH)
Feb 19th - 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
Feb 19th - ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
Feb 19th - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
Feb 19th - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
Feb 19th - William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
Feb 20th - After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
Feb 21st - Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race
Feb 21st - Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines Feb 21st - Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator
Feb 23rd - Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game
Feb 23rd - US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as attorney general
Feb 23rd - Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens
Feb 24th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
Feb 24th - Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
Feb 24th - Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yds
Feb 24th - Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"
Feb 26th - 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
Feb 27th - Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
Feb 27th - Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
Feb 27th - US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)
Singer & Actress Liza MinnelliSinger & Actress Liza Minnelli Mar 1st - Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
Mar 1st - Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
Mar 1st - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
Mar 2nd - FDA in the US approves an ELISA screening test for AIDS antibody for all blood banks
Mar 3rd - "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US
Mar 3rd - "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
Mar 3rd - Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
Mar 3rd - Bill Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million
Mar 3rd - National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
Mar 3rd - Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
Mar 4th - STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
Mar 4th - Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King Mar 4th - War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"

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