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Big News Headlines of 1985

Live Aid, a 17-hour rock concert broadcast worldwide from London and Philadelphia, raises $70 million for the starving peoples of Africa.

8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City and results in an estimated 25,000 deaths.

4 hijackers seize an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, with more than 400 passengers aboard and kill an American, Leon Klinghoffer.

Volcano "Nevada del Ruiz" erupts near Bogota, Columbia causing mud slides that bury two towns killing 25,000.

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

Sports Champions of 1985

MLB - Kansas City Royals
NFL - San Francisco 49ers
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers
NHL - Edmonton Oilers

Grammy Award Winners in 1985

Record of the Year - "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
Album of the Year - "No Jacket Required" by Phil Collins
Song of the Year - "We Are the World" by M.Jackson & L.Richie

Movie Award Winners in 1985

Best Picture - Out of Africa
Best Director - Sidney Pollack for “Out of Africa”
Best Actress - Geraldine Page in “The Trip to Bountiful”
Best Actor - William Hurt in “Kiss of the Spider Woman”

Top Grossing Movies of 1985

#1 Back to the Future
#2 Rambo: First Blood, Part II
#3 Rocky IV
#4 The Color Purple
#5 Out of Africa

#1 Hits of 1985 (USA Pop Charts)

Heaven Bryan Adams
Take on Me A-Ha
The Power of Love Huey Lewis & The News
One More Night Phil Collins
Sussudio Phil Collins
Separate Lives Marilyn Martin w/Phil Collins
Money for Nothing Dire Straits
Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer
I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
Oh Sheila Ready for the World
Crazy For You Madonna
St. Elmo's Fire (man in motion) John Parr
Bad Michael Jackson
We Built This City Starship
Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon
Say You Say Me Lionel Richie
Broken Wings Mr. Mister
Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Part Time Lover Stevie Wonder
Everytime You Go Away Paul Young
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
Careless Whisper Wham!
Everything She Wants Wham!
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears
Shout Tears for Fears
We Are the World USA for Africa
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