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"Say You, Say Me (from the movie White Nights)", by Lionel Richie, was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 22, 1985. Click video to Play....

 

Biggest Movies of 1985

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


Most Popular TV Shows of 1985

1. The Cosby Show
2. Family Ties
3. Murder, She Wrote
4. 60 Minutes
5. Cheers
6. Dallas
7. Dynasty
8. The Golden Girls
9. Miami Vice
10. Who's the Boss?


Pop Culture News from 1985

Father-In-Law of Howard Schultz sat him down to say "My daughter’s 7 months pregnant and it’s time her husband forgot his hobby and got a real job."When Howard told his wife she said "No, we’re going to do it." The following year, 1986 the Schultz's opened their first coffee bar and called it Starbucks.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore held a youth rap contest and the winner was 14-year-old Tupac Shakur. 

Burger King launched a viral ad campaign featuring 'Herb the Nerd', a mysterious man who had never eaten a Whopper in his life. People could get a 99 cent Whopper by saying "I'm Not Herb", or if their name was Herb, "I'm not the Herb you're looking for." 

The plastic thingy that saves hot pizza from the top of the box was invented by Carmela Vitale (patent #4,498,586). 

Mr Snuffleupagus was revealed to the adults on Sesame Street in 1985. The writers wanted children to have confidence that adults would believe them, making children less likely to hide sexual assaults. 

When Coca-Cola announced the return of Coke's original formula, ABC News interrupted General Hospital to break the story. 

Phil Collins first performed at the Live Aid concert at Wembley (UK), 5 hours later he joined the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia (US) at the same local time as in London, thanks to the Concorde. 

Two researchers from Oxford published a paper that put the definitive date of Jesus’ crucifixion at Friday, April 3, 33 AD

After Nintendo won their case against Universal Studios over their game Donkey Kong, they thanked their attorney with a $30,000 sailboat named Donkey Kong and "exclusive worldwide rights to use the name for sailboats". 

Tim Burton's directorial debut and Danny Elfman's film-scoring debut happened on the same film: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

In 1985, Aretha Franklin's voice was legally declared one of Michigan's natural resources. 

Jeff Goddard, a Domino's Pizza franchisee, invented the Spoodle, a combination spoon/ladle that allowed him to win the World's Fastest Pizza Maker competition. They are now in use throughout the food service industry. 

Ferris Bueller's actual "day off" was June 5, 1985, pinpointed by the data from the Braves v Cubs game he attended. 

Tommy Hilfiger started selling his own menswear cloths line. 

When Ronald Reagan watched Back to the Future for the first time, he loved the joke about who was president in 1985 (Ronald Reagan? The Actor?) so much that he made the theater projectionist stop the film, roll it back, and play the joke again. 

The Titanic was found, 370 miles from Newfoundland. 

Abraham Lincoln has no confirmed living descendants. His last, a great-grandson, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died in 1985. 

Falco's single "Rock Me Amadeus" made him the only artist whose principal language was German to score a vocal number-one hit in the US. 

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. 

Robert Downey Jr was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for one season in 1985/1986.