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1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar).The year 1985 was declared International Youth Year by the United Nations.

Events of 1985

Civil Aviation

It is the deadliest year for civil aviation. 1,631 people died.

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The Cold War

Fictional

The following are references to year 1985 in fiction:

  • Film:
* In the Back to the Future trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990), the present time is 1985. The events depicted in 1985 occur on October 25th, 26th and 27th of that year, which the films accurately portray as a Friday and the following weekend.
* The Wedding Singer (1998) is set in 1985.
  • Literature:
* The Third World War, August 1985 (1978) and The Third World War: The Untold Story (1982) by Sir John Hackett: The Soviet Union invades Western Europe over three weeks in August.
*The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde is set in an alternate-reality 1985.
  • Computer/video games:
* Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (2001)
  • Graphic Novels:
* The graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore is set in an alternate 1985.


World population

World population
1985 1980 1990
World 4,830,979,000 4,434,682,000 5,263,593,000
Africa 541,814,000 469,618,000 622,443,000
Asia 2,887,552,000 2,632,335,000 3,167,807,000
Europe 706,009,000 692,431,000 721,582,000
Latin America 401,469,000 361,401,000 441,525,000
Northern America 269,456,000 256,068,000 283,549,000
Oceania 24,678,000 22,828,000 26,687,000


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