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1985 Historical Events

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40th President:
Ronald Reagan

Served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
Detroit Tigers (AL)

Defeated the San Diego Padres (NL) with a record of 4-1
Super Bowl XIX Winner:
San Francisco 49ers

Defeated the Miami Dolphins with a score of 38-16
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Deng Xiaoping

From People's Republic of China
Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke
(April 23, 1985)


For 1985 movies, Back to the Future came out on top. It grossed over $210,609,762 to make it the most popular movie of 1985. Among 1985 TV shows, Dynasty was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1985

  • Back to the Future
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Rocky IV
  • The Color Purple
  • Out of Africa
  • Cocoon
  • The Jewel of the Nile
  • Witness

Top Songs from 1985

  • Careless Whisper, Wham!
  • Like A Virgin, Madonna
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Wham!
  • I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner
  • I Feel For You, Chaka Khan
  • Out Of Touch, Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears

Billboard Top Songs from 1985

All of the 1985 hits below topped the 1985 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1985 top songs?

1.Wham!Careless Whisper
2.MadonnaLike A Virgin
3.Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
4.ForeignerI Want To Know What Love Is
5.Chaka KhanI Feel For You
6.Daryl Hall and John OatesOut Of Touch
7.Tears For FearsEverybody Wants To Rule The World
8.Dire StraitsMoney For Nothing
9.MadonnaCrazy For You
10.a-haTake On Me
11.Paul YoungEverytime You Go Away
12.Phil Collins and Philip BaileyEasy Lover
13.REO SpeedwagonCan't Fight This Feeling
14.StarshipWe Built This City
15.Huey Lewis and The NewsThe Power Of Love
16.Simple MindsDon't You (Forget About Me)
17.Kool and The GangCherish
18.John ParrSt. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
19.Glenn FreyThe Heat Is On
20.U.S.A. For AfricaWe Are The World
21.Tears For FearsShout
22.Stevie WonderPart-Time Lover
23.Whitney HoustonSaving All My Love For You
24.Bryan AdamsHeaven
25.Wham!Everything She Wants
26.New EditionCool It Now
27.Jan HammerMiami Vice Theme
28.Billy OceanLoverboy
29.Teena MarieLover Girl
30.Glenn FreyYou Belong To The City
31.Ready For The WorldOh Sheila
32.DebargeRhythm Of The Night
33.Phil CollinsOne More Night
34.HoneydrippersSea Of Love
35.Duran DuranA View To A Kill
36.Duran DuranThe Wild Boys
37.ChicagoYou're The Inspiration
38.Pointer SistersNeutron Dance
39.Pat BenatarWe Belong
41.Howard JonesThings Can Only Get Better
42.Jack WagnerAll I Need
43.Aretha FranklinFreeway Of Love
44.Corey HartNever Surrender
45.Phil CollinsSussudio
46.Sheena EastonStrut
47.Whitney HoustonYou Give Good Love
48.SurvivorThe Search Is Over
49.Diana RossMissing You
50.Phil Collins and Marilyn MartinSeparate Lives
51.Prince and The RevolutionRaspberry Beret
52.Billy OceanSuddenly
53.Don HenleyThe Boys Of Summer
54.Murray HeadOne Night In Bangkok
55.StingIf You Love Somebody Set Them Free
57.Tina TurnerWe Don't Need Another Hero
58.MadonnaMaterial Girl
59.Tina TurnerBetter Be Good To Me
60.Tears For FearsHead Over Heels
61.Harold FaltermeyerAxel F
62.SadeSmooth Operator
63.Mary Jane GirlsIn My House
64.Phil CollinsDon't Lose My Number
65.Cyndi LauperAll Through The Night
66.Bryan AdamsRun To You
67.Bruce SpringsteenGlory Days
68.'Til TuesdayVoices Carry
69.Kool and The GangMisled
70.EurythmicsWould I Lie To You?
71.ABCBe Near Me
72.Paul McCartneyNo More Lonely Nights
73.SurvivorI Can't Hold Back
74.Bryan AdamsSummer Of '69
75.Katrina and The WavesWalking On Sunshine
77.Julian LennonToo Late For Goodbyes
78.Julian LennonValotte
79.Power StationSome Like It Hot
80.Ashford and SimpsonSolid
82.Bruce SpringsteenI'm On Fire
83.Daryl Hall and John OatesMethod Of Modern Love
84.Thompson TwinsLay Your Hands On Me
85.DebargeWho's Holding Donna Now
86.John Cougar MellencampLonely Ol' Night
87.HeartWhat About Love
88.David Lee RothCalifornia Girls
89.Kool and The GangFresh
90.Jermaine JacksonDo What You Do
91.The TimeJungle Love
92.Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA
93.Tina TurnerPrivate Dancer
94.Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin' Who
95.StingFortress Around Your Heart
96.Lionel RichiePenny Lover
97.Don HenleyAll She Wants To Do Is Dance
98.MadonnaDress You Up
99.Night RangerSentimental Street
100.Sheena EastonSugar Walls

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1985


  1. Lisa
  2. Kimberly
  3. Michelle
  4. Mary
  5. Susan


  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James
  4. John
  5. Robert

Class of 1985 Yearbook

Class of 1985 Reunion

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Class of 1985: If are part of the 1985 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1985 and reconnect with fellow class of '85 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1985 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1985, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1985, try the Class of 1984 or the Class of 1986.