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