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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.

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  1. Pete

    Released Today June 12, 1985: Megadeth's Debut Album “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!”

    On this day, June 12, 1985, Megadeth released their debut album, “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” The album reached number 169 on the Billboard charts.
  2. Pete

    June 10, 1985: Talking Heads Released Their 6th Album “Little Creatures”

    On this day, June 10, 1985, Talking Heads released their sixth album, “Little Creatures.” The album reached number 20 on the Billboard charts and hit number 1 in New Zealand.
  3. Pete

    Released Today June 10, 1985: The Beach Boys' 25th Album

    On this day, June 10, 1985, The Beach Boys released their self-titled 25th album. The album reached number 52 on the Billboard charts and was their first release since the drowning death of co-founder Dennis Wilson.
  4. Pete

    Today June 8, 1985: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Became the #1 Song in America

    On this day, June 8, 1985, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears reached the number one spot in America, holding the position from June 8 to June 21. The song also topped the charts in Canada and New Zealand.
  5. Pete

    June 7, 1985: “The Goonies” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 7, 1985, “The Goonies” premiered in theaters. The film stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Ke Huy Quan, and John Matuszak as Sloth. It became the 9th highest-grossing movie of 1985.
  6. Pete

    On This Day June 1, 1985: Sting Releases His Debut Solo Album “The Dream of the Blue Turtles”

    On this day, June 1, 1985, Sting released his debut solo album, “The Dream of the Blue Turtles.” The album reached number 2 on the US Billboard 200 charts and hit number 1 in Italy, the Netherlands, and Australia. It sold over 3 million copies in the US and features the hit song “If You Love...
  7. Pete

    May 31, 1985: Final Episode of “AfterMASH” Aired

    On this day, May 31, 1985, the final episode of “AfterMASH” aired. The show, a spinoff from MAS*H, ran for 2 seasons with a total of 31 episodes on CBS.
  8. Pete

    Today May 31, 1985: “Fletch” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, May 31, 1985, “Fletch” premiered in theaters, starring Chevy Chase. In 1985, Chevy Chase appeared in three movies that reached the top 15 at the box office: “Spies Like Us,” “Fletch,” and “European Vacation.”
  9. Pete

    May 25, 1985: "Everything She Wants" by Wham! Becomes the #1 Song in America

    On this day, May 25, 1985, "Everything She Wants" by Wham! became the number one song in America. This chart-topping hit held its position from May 25 to June 7. Additionally, the song achieved number one status in Canada and Iceland, showcasing its widespread popularity during that period.
  10. Pete

    Brewster's Millions Released Today On May 22, 1985

    On this day May 22, 1985, the film "Brewster’s Millions" premiered, featuring Richard Pryor and John Candy in leading roles. Made with a budget of $20 million, the film performed well at the box office, grossing $45.8 million.
  11. Pete

    On This Day May 22, 1985, A View to a Kill Premiered

    On this day May 22, 1985, the film "A View to a Kill" premiered, featuring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, and Dolph Lundgren in starring roles. With a budget of $30 million, the film went on to achieve a box office success, grossing $152 million worldwide, including $50 million...
  12. Pete

    Today, May 22, 1985: Release of Rambo: First Blood Part II

    On this day May 22, 1985, the action-packed film "Rambo: First Blood Part II" hit theaters. Directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone, this thrilling sequel had a budget of $25.5 million. Its box office success was outstanding, grossing $300 million worldwide, with $155...
  13. Pete

    Released Today May 21, 1985: Rick James Releases 'Glow' Album

    On this day May 21, 1985, the album "Glow" by Rick James hit the shelves, marking his 8th solo release. While it reached #50 on the Billboard Charts, it climbed to #7 on the R&B charts.
  14. Pete

    May 18, 1985: "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds Tops Charts in America

    On this day May 18, 1985, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds clinched the #1 spot on the charts in America, reigning as the top song from May 18 to May 24. Additionally, it soared to #1 in Canada and the Netherlands. This iconic track also served as the theme song for the film "The...
  15. Pete

    On This Day May 15, 1985: Prince's 'Raspberry Beret' Made It's Debut

    On this day May 15, 1985, "Raspberry Beret" by Prince was released. It dominated as the #1 song in America from May 12 to July 2.
  16. Pete

    Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' Released on May 13, 1985

    On this day May 13, 1985, Dire Straits released their fifth album, "Brothers in Arms," which soared to #1 on the US Billboard 200 charts. The album also reached the top position in the UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand...
  17. Pete

    Crazy For You by Madonna: America's Chart-topper - May 11, 1985

    On this day May 11 1985, "Crazy For You" by Madonna claimed the coveted #1 spot on the American charts, holding its position from May 11th to the 17th. Additionally, it reached #1 in both Canada and Australia during its chart-topping reign.
  18. Pete

    On This Day May 8, 1985 Dolph Sweet From Gimme a Break Passed Away

    On this day May 8, 1985, actor Dolph Sweet succumbed to stomach cancer at the age of 64. Best known for his role as the Police Chief (Dad) on "Gimme a Break!", his passing left a void in the hearts of fans. Despite his absence, the show persisted for two more seasons, a testament to his enduring...
  19. Pete

    On This Day May 6, 1985 Duran Duran's A View to a Kill was Released

    On this day May 6, 1985, 'A View to a Kill' by Duran Duran dominated the music scene. This chart-topper claimed the #1 spot in America for two weeks, from July 13 to 26. Additionally, the song reached the pinnacle of the charts in Canada, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, and Denmark. Notably, 'A View to...
  20. Pete

    Today May 6 1985, The Hooters' Nervous Night was Released

    On this day May 6, 1985, music enthusiasts were treated to the release of "Nervous Night," the second album by The Hooters. This highly anticipated album quickly gained traction, making its mark on the Billboard Charts by reaching an impressive position at #12. With its eclectic blend of rock...