|<< - 1984|
|World Series Champions:
Kansas City Royals
|Superbowl XIX Champions:
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ivan Lendl/Hana Mandlikova
Boris Becker/Martina Navratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
Spend A Buck
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols 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, Molly Ringwald, Tanya Roberts, Jewel Shepard, Helen Slater, Suzanne Somers, Brinke Stevens, Heather Thomas
| "The Quotes"
"Thank you for your support"
"You Look Mah Va Lous"
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Sharlene Wells (Salt Lake City, UT)
Laura Martinez-Herring (Texas)
| The Scandals:
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 acually available until 1992.
American Jonathon Pollard was captured spying on the U.S. for the State of Isreal.
1942-1985 quick fact: Dentists used uranium in dental porcelains, because it helped give a natual color.
The plastic thingy that saves hot pizza from the top of the box was invented by Carmela Vitale (patent #4,498,586)
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
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...
|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
7. The Jewel of the Nile
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)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1985 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1985: