January 1, 1985
VH1 music video channel begins broadcasting.
January 28, 1985
‘We Are the World’ was recorded in Hollywood. It was released in March of that year and became the fastest selling pop-song in history.
March 2, 1985
Super Bowl champion Reggie Bush was born in Spring Valley, California.
March 13, 1985
Actor Emile Hirsch was born in Palms, California.
March 26, 1985
Academy Award Actress nominee Keira Knightley was born in London.
March 31, 1985
Hulk Hogan and Mr. T defeated Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff at the first ever Wrestlemania. At that time, it was the most viewed television event in history.
May 6, 1985
NBA player Chris Paul (and possibly his twin brother, Cliff) were born in Winston-Salem NC.
May 22, 2009
The puzzle video game Tetris is shown at Barcade in the Brooklyn section of New York
June 4, 1985
Sports Illustrated cover model Bar Rafaeli was born in Hod HaSharon, Israel.
June 5, 1985
Ferris Bueller has his ‘day off’. This day was pinpointed by using the data from the Braves vs Cubs game he attended.
June 7, 1985
Goonies, the 1980’s classic, hit theaters
June 12, 1985
Actor Dave Franco was born in Palo Alto, California.
June 10, 1985
Patrick Ewing was the first pick in the NBA draft.
June 21, 1985
Singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey was born in NYC.
June 30, 1985
Possibly the greatest olympian of all time, Michael Phelps was born in Towson, MD.
July 2, 1985
Actress and (kind of) singer Ashley Tisdale was born in Monmouth NJ.
July 3, 1985
Back to the Future opens in theaters and became the highest grossing film of 1985.
Bruce Davidson captured the now iconic photo of an undercover cop arresting a mugger on the NY subway.
Time Magazine predicted what Michael Jackson would look like in the year 2000.
August 2, 1985
Weird Science hits theaters and Kelly LeBrock becomes one of the more notable sex symbols of the decade.
August 9, 1985
Actress Anna Kendrick is born in Portland, Maine.
September 11, 1985
Although it was later scratched from the record books, Pete Rose became the all-time hit leader for Major League Baseball (4,192).
September 13, 1985
Super Mario Brothers is released on Nintendo.
September 17, 1985
Three time NHL MVP (and overall badass) Alexander Ovechkin is born in Russia.
September 25, 1985
Calvin Johnson (aka Megatron) was born in Newnan, GA.
The first ever Blockbuster store is opened in Dallas, TX.
November 20, 1985
Microsoft releases its first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.
November 27, 1985
Rocky IV was released in theaters.
November 30, 1985
Kaley Cuoco was born in Camarilla, California.