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1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1985 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1985
MCMLXXXV
Ab urbe condita 2738
Armenian calendar 1434
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԴ
Assyrian calendar 6735
Bahá'í calendar 141–142
Balinese saka calendar 1906–1907
Bengali calendar 1392
Berber calendar 2935
British Regnal year 33 Eliz. 2 – 34 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2529
Burmese calendar 1347
Byzantine calendar 7493–7494
Chinese calendar 甲子(Wood Rat)
4681 or 4621
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4682 or 4622
Coptic calendar 1701–1702
Discordian calendar 3151
Ethiopian calendar 1977–1978
Hebrew calendar 5745–5746
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2041–2042
 - Shaka Samvat 1906–1907
 - Kali Yuga 5085–5086
Holocene calendar 11985
Igbo calendar 985–986
Iranian calendar 1363–1364
Islamic calendar 1405–1406
Japanese calendar Shōwa 60
(昭和60年)
Javanese calendar 1917–1918
Juche calendar 74
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4318
Minguo calendar ROC 74
民國74年
Nanakshahi calendar 517
Thai solar calendar 2528
Tibetan calendar 阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
2111 or 1730 or 958
    — to —
阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
2112 or 1731 or 959
Unix time 473385600 – 504921599

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Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia

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An CIE 141 Class about to haul the rolling stock forward for the NIR Class 111 to shunt into position at Dublin Connolly to bring the Enterprise back to Belfast Central.

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World populationEdit

World population
1985 1980 1990
  World 4,830,979,000 4,434,682,000 396,297,000   5,263,593,000 432,614,000  
  Africa 541,814,000 469,618,000 72,196,000   622,443,000 80,629,000  
  Asia 2,887,552,000 2,632,335,000 255,217,000   3,167,807,000 280,255,000  
  Europe 706,009,000 692,431,000 13,578,000   721,582,000 15,573,000  
  South America 401,469,000 361,401,000 40,068,000   441,525,000 40,056,000  
  North America 269,456,000 256,068,000 13,388,000   283,549,000 14,093,000  
  Oceania 24,678,000 22,828,000 1,850,000   26,687,000 2,009,000  

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Date UnknownEdit

Works of fiction taking place in 1985Edit

  • The 1998 romantic comedy, The Wedding Singer takes place in 1985.
  • The 1998 romantic comedy, There's Something About Mary intro is set in 1985. The main character lands a prom date with his crush in High School but is cut short after an embarrassing zipper incident.
  • The 1980s sci-fi comedy, Back to the Future takes place in October 1985.

Nobel PrizesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kifner, John (1985-02-15). "U.S. TV Reporter Free In Lebanon". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  2. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  3. ^ Farman, J. C.; Gardiner, B. G.; Shanklin, J. D. (1985). "Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction" (PDF). Nature. 315 (6016): 207–10. Bibcode:1985Natur.315..207F. doi:10.1038/315207a0. 
  4. ^ Zehr, Stephen C. (1994). "Accounting for the Ozone Hole: Scientific Representations of an Anomaly and Prior Incorrect Claims in Public Settings". The Sociological Quarterly. 35: 603–19. JSTOR 4121521. doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.1994.tb00419.x. 
  5. ^ "AROUND THE NATION – 3 Killed and One Hurt In Kentucky Coal Mine". United Press International. August 16, 1985. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2506&dat=19850828&id=PZJJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PgwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3431,9212508
  7. ^ Alfred, Randy (2008-02-09). "Sept. 2, 1985: Hey, Everyone, We Found the Titanic". Wired. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  8. ^ Ballard, Robert D. (December 1985). "How We Found the Titanic". National Geographic. 168 (6): 696–718. 
  9. ^ Spector, G (September 24, 1985). "Apple's Jobs Starts New Firm, Targets Education Market". PC Week. p. 109. 
  10. ^ "Redirect". 
  11. ^ "Redirect". ato.gov.au. 
  12. ^ Gaines, Larry; Miller, LeRoy (2006). Criminal Justice In Action: The Core. Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN 0-495-00305-0.