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Clockwise from top-left: Royal Air Force C-130 airdropping food during the Ethiopian famine; reductions of up to 70 percent in the ozone column observed in the austral (southern hemispheric) spring over Antarctica; Nevado del Ruiz erupts, killing 23,000 people; an earthquake in Mexico City killed 45,000 people; Air India Flight 182 seen less than two weeks before the bombing; the Nintendo Entertainment System is released in U.S. stores revitalizing the North American video game industry; a memorial plaque dedicated to the victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster; the Live Aid concert is held in order to fund relief efforts for the famine in Ethiopia during the time Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled the country.
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1985 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1985
MCMLXXXV
Ab urbe condita2738
Armenian calendar1434
ԹՎ ՌՆԼԴ
Assyrian calendar6735
Baháʼí calendar141–142
Balinese saka calendar1906–1907
Bengali calendar1392
Berber calendar2935
British Regnal year33 Eliz. 2 – 34 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2529
Burmese calendar1347
Byzantine calendar7493–7494
Chinese calendar甲子年 (Wood Rat)
4682 or 4475
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4683 or 4476
Coptic calendar1701–1702
Discordian calendar3151
Ethiopian calendar1977–1978
Hebrew calendar5745–5746
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2041–2042
 - Shaka Samvat1906–1907
 - Kali Yuga5085–5086
Holocene calendar11985
Igbo calendar985–986
Iranian calendar1363–1364
Islamic calendar1405–1406
Japanese calendarShōwa 60
(昭和60年)
Javanese calendar1917–1918
Juche calendar74
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4318
Minguo calendarROC 74
民國74年
Nanakshahi calendar517
Thai solar calendar2528
Tibetan calendar阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
2111 or 1730 or 958
    — to —
阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
2112 or 1731 or 959
Unix time473385600 – 504921599

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade.

The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.

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July

Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia

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Date unknown

World population

World population
1985 1980 1990
World 4,830,979,000 4,434,682,000 396,297,000  5,263,593,000 432,614,000 
Africa 541,814,000 469,618,000 72,196,000  622,443,000 80,629,000 
Asia 2,887,552,000 2,632,335,000 255,217,000  3,167,807,000 280,255,000 
Europe 706,009,000 692,431,000 13,578,000  721,582,000 15,573,000 
South America 401,469,000 361,401,000 40,068,000  441,525,000 40,056,000 
North America 269,456,000 256,068,000 13,388,000  283,549,000 14,093,000 
Oceania 24,678,000 22,828,000 1,850,000  26,687,000 2,009,000 

Births and deaths

Nobel Prizes

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