Happy Birthday To Me!


In 1985, A Gallon of Milk Cost $1.98


Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Live Aid, a 17 hour rock concert broadcasts worldwide from London and Philadelphia, raising $70 million for starving Africans

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City and results in about 25,000 deaths

Volcano “Nevada del Ruiz” erupts near Bogota, Columbia causing mud slides that bury two towns

American Jew Jonathan Pollard is arrested for giving military secrets to Israel

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader

New Coke is released on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola

The GNU Manifesto first written by Richard Stallman

Kansas City Royals win the World series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XIX

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Back to the Future is the top grossing film

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis is published

David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen to begin a solo career

“Careless Whisper” by Wham! spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Elmo is introduced on Sesame Street

The Golden Girls and Growing Pains premiere

What Happened the Year You Were Born?



bold my own emphasis 🙂

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