Remember 1985, if you still can.
“As It Was – 1985”
Lionel Richie “Say You, Say Me”, USA For Africa “We Are The World”, Wham! “Careless Whisper” and REO Speedwagon “Can’t Fight This Feeling”.
Back to the Future w/ Marty McFly and his Flux Capacitor, Better Off Dead w/ John Cusack owing $2.00. and Chevy Chase’s Fletch…just put it on the Underhill’s.
Most Popular “Clic”
“BRAT PACK” consisting of Demi Moore, Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.
Top TV Shows
Facts Of Life, Golden Girls, MacGyver, Growing Pains, Murder She Wrote, and Cheers.
Miami Vice Pastel Chic, Madonna Wanna Be’s -boxer shorts, gloves with the fingers cut out, see through tops with black bras, leggings under skimpy skirts, lots and lots of bangles and teased hair. Swatch Watches.
Top Selling Toys
Pound Puppies, Cabbage Patch Kids and My Buddy dolls.
NBA Draft Lottery was instituted. San Francisco defeats Miami in the Super Bowl Kansas City defeats St Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
Ronald Reagan takes oath for 2nd Term as 40th President.
Coke changes its formula. Public reaction is so negative it forces them to bring back old Coke and name it “Coke Classic.”
SOME MORE FUN FACTS
|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|
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:||Catherine Bach, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson|
– Dan Rather,a new ending for his daily news broadcast.”Thank you for your support”
– Bartles & Jaymes
“You Look Mah Va Lous”
|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).Tommy Hilfiger started selling his own menswear clothes 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; 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 GameDavid Letterman’s First Top Ten List Appeared…
Top 10 Words that Almost Rhyme With “Peas”
|Best Film Oscar Winner:||Out of Africa|
|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)
Number One Songs
|December 22, 1984 – February 1, 1985:
Like a Virgin- MadonnaFebruary 2 – February 15:
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
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December 21, 1985 – January 17, 1986: