1985 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

1985 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

Top Ten Baby Names of 1985:
Jessica, Ashley, Jennifer, Amanda, Sarah, Michael, Chris, Topher, Matthew, Joshua, Daniel

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Catherine Bach, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Beals, Joan Collins, Lydia Cornell, E.G. Daily, Elvira, Morgan Fairchild, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Ireland, Heather Langenkamp, Kelly LeBrock, Heather Locklear, Madonna, Kelli Maroney, Dolly Parton, Tatjana Patitz, Paulina Porizkova, Victoria Principal, Linnea Quigley, Tanya Roberts, Jewel Shepard, Helen Slater, Suzanne Somers, Brinke Stevens, Heather Thomas

Hollywood Hunks, Sex Symbols and Leading Men:
Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, John Travolta, Robert Redford

“The Quotes:”
“Courage”
– Dan Rather,a new ending for his daily news broadcast.

“Thank you for your support”
– Bartles & Jaymes

“You Look Mah Va Lous”
-Billy Crystal as Fernando Lams

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
Deng Xiaoping

Miss America:
Sharlene Wells (Salt Lake City, UT)

Miss USA:
Laura Martinez-Herring (Texas)

The Scandal:
Airplane Celebrity Death: Ricky Nelson

“Project Kansas” secretly tested a new formula for Coca-Cola that became “New Coke.” Old coke was gone, and New Coke sold poorly for three months. ABC’s Peter Jennings interrupted General Hospital to announce the return of “Coke Classic.” New Coke was actually available until 1992.

American Jonathon Pollard was captured spying on the U.S. for the State of Israel.

1942-1985 quick fact: Dentists used uranium in dental porcelains, because it helped give a natural color.
Nerd News:

The plastic thingy that saves hot pizza from the top of the box was invented by Carmela Vitale (patent #4,498,586) It’s called a ” package saver.” Some people call it a “pressure guard.”

Tommy Hilfiger started selling his own menswear cloths line.

The Titanic was found, 370 miles from Newfoundland.

The largest diamond in the world weighed 755.5 carats before it was cut down to 545.67 carats and it was found in South Africa in 1985.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1985: $525,000

The Habit:
Wondering whether David (Bruce Willis) and Maddie (Cybill Shepard) would get together on TV’s Moonlighting. They did, in season 3.

Watching one of the most innovative music videos of all time – Take on Me by A-ha!

1st appearances & 1985’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Wearing Swatch Watches. Playing with Super Mario Brothers, She-Ra Princess of Power action figures, Care Bears, Teddy Ruxpin , My Buddy dolls, Pound Puppies, Wheel of Fortune Game

David Letterman’s First Top Ten List Appeared…
Top 10 Words that Almost Rhyme With “Peas”
10. Heats
9. Rice
8. Moss
7. ties
6. Needs
5. Lens
4. Ice
3. Nurse
2. Leaks
1. Meats

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Amadeus (presented in 1985)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Back To The Future
2. Rambo: First Blood Part II
3. Rocky IV
4. The Color Purple
5. Out Of Africa
6. Cocoon
7. The Jewel of the Nile
8. Witness
9. The Goonies
10. Spies Like Us

1985 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Family Ties (NBC)
3. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Cheers (NBC)
6. Dallas (CBS)
7. Dynasty (ABC)
8. The Golden Girls (NBC)
9. Miami Vice (NBC)
10. Who’s the Boss? (ABC)

1985 Billboard Number One Songs:
December 22, 1984 – February 1, 1985:
Like a Virgin- Madonna

February 2 – February 15:
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner

February 16 – March 8:
Careless Whisper – Wham! featuring George Michael

March 9 – March 29:
Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon

March 30 – April 12:
One More Night – Phil Collins

April 13 – May 10:
We Are The World – USA For Africa

May 11 – May 17:
Crazy for You – Madonna

May 18 – May 24:
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

May 25 – June 7:
Everything She Wants – Wham!

June 8 – June 21:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears

June 22 – July 5:
Heaven – Bryan Adams

July 6 – July 12:
Sussudio – Phil Collins

July 13 – July 26:
A View to a Kill – Duran Duran

July 27 – August 2:
Everytime You Go Away – Paul Young

August 3 – August 23:
Shout – Tears For Fears

August 24 – September 6:
The Power of Love- Huey Lewis & The News

September 7 – September 20:
St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) – John Parr

September 21 – October 11:
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits

October 12 – October 18:
Oh Sheila – Ready For the World

October 19 – October 25:
Take On Me – A-ha

October 26 – November 1:
Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston

November 2 – November 8:
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder

November 9 – November 15:
Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer

November 16 – November 29:
We Built This City – Starship

November 30 – December 6:
Separate Lives – Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin

December 7 – December 20:
Broken Wings- Mr. Mister

December 21, 1985 – January 17, 1986:
Say You, Say Me – Lionel Richie

Sports:
World Series Champions: Kansas City Royals
Superbowl XIX Champions: San Francisco 49ers
NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
U.S. Open Golf Andy North
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Ivan Lendl/Hana Mandlikova
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Boris Becker/Martina Navratilova
NCAA Football Champions: Oklahoma
NCAA Basketball Champions: Villanova
Kentucky Derby: Spend A Buck

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