1985, A busy few months January thru March 1st. What were you doing?

Leadership transition in the USSR.

Madonna and the Beastie Boys

[Soviets arm Mujahideen]

Reagan is President.

[US proclaims support for Saudi Family]

VH1 did its first broadcast.

The Aussies smash the West Indies in a cricket test.

Israel re settles 10,000 Ethiopian Jews in Gaza.

[Soviet Union denounces Israel]

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

Springsteen’s Born in the USA rises up the Charts in January.

Madonna’s Like a Virgin takes the US by storm.
March 1st – Pentagon accepts that an Atomic War could cause a Nuclear Winter…

What is your most vivid memory of 1985?

What was your favorite song?

What were you reading?

What were you worried about?



Persian Gulf Map

Persian Gulf Map

4 thoughts on “1985, A busy few months January thru March 1st. What were you doing?

  1. 1985 was a great year for cardboard manufacturers. I remember seeing thousands of cardboard boxes that littered the sidewalks of downtown LA, which were “homes” to the countless victims of President Reagan’s mythical “trickle-down” economics. I also remember trapping Joe Johnston’s Army of Tennessee against the banks of the Mississippi River, crushing both his army and my opponents morale in my first victory in VG’s The Civil War.

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