Radio Hits of 1985

1985 Sports

*World Series Champions: Kansas City Roylas
*Superbowl Champions: San Francisco 49ers
*NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
*Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
*U.S. Open Golf: Andy North
*U.S. Tennis: Ivan Lendl/Hana Mandlikova
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Boris Becker/Martina Navratilova
*NCAA Football Champions: Oklahoma
*NCAA Basketball: Villanova
*Kentucky Derby: Spend A Buck

Fashion Icons:

Catherine Bach, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson.

Other Facts (1985)

*Live Aid pop concerts in Philadelphia and London raise over 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
*The Titanic was found, 370 miles from Newfoundland.
*British scientists report the opening of an enormous hole in the earth's ozone layer over Antarctica.
*Rock Hudson dies of AIDS at age 59. He's the first major star to fall victim to the disease.
*8.1 Richter scale earthquake strikes Mexico City. More than 9,000 people are killed.
*Coca-Cola attempts to change its 99-year-old formula in an effort to attract younger drinkers. "New" Coke is poorly received, and the company soon reintroduces the original, "Classic" beverage.
*Compact Discs are introduced to American Consumers.
*Soviet leader Chernenko dies at 73 and is replaced by Mikhail Gorbachev, 54 (March 11).
*Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour.
*With the availability of relatively inexpensive laser printers and computers, tools for desktop publishing begin to be commonly used.
*David Letterman's First Top Ten List Appeared.
*Michael Jackson Buys ATV Music and every Beatles Song for $47 million dollars.
*Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows.
*The first .Com domain name,, is registered by the Symbolics corporation.
*Ricky Nelson was killed in an airplane crash.
*"You Look Mah Va Lous" - Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Deng Xiaoping
*Miss America: Sharlene Wells (Salt Lake City, UT)
*Miss USA: Laura Martinez-Herring (Texas)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: 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 Game.
What Was On TV:
The Cosby Show (NBC), Family Ties (NBC), Murder, She Wrote (CBS), 60 Minutes (CBS), Cheers (NBC), Dallas (CBS), Dynasty (ABC), The Golden Girls (NBC), Miami Vice (NBC), Who's the Boss? (ABC).


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USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) was the name under which forty-seven predominantly American artists in 1985, led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single, We Are the World. By April of that year, the song had topped the charts n both the USA and the UK. Music artists on this recording included: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel , Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Bob Dylan, and Ray Charles.

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