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Old 07-13-2013, 03:02 PM
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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aviation- 1985 was a terrible year for plane crashes
Japan Airlines flight 123 is still the deadliest crash of a single airliner ever
Samantha Smith and Ricky Nelson die in crashes
Delta Flight 191, sadly it wasn't the first deadly crash of a flight number 191, American 191 crashed in 1979

the movies
Back to the Future
Better off Dead
The Goonies
Spies Like Us
The Breakfast Club
Pee Wee's Big Adventure

The Golden Girls- debuted

The original Nintendo system comes out
Windows is released for the first time
64K of computer RAM seemed like a lot and monochrome monitors were still the norm

1985 is when I started to follow sports

I first remember having cable TV that year

I had to change school after my mom and step dad were married

parachute pants- I had a pair, oh mY!!!
short shorts

a car ran over my cat, for at least an hour

slip and slide, was a fun way to beat the heat

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Location: Iowa
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Duh Bears ! When the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'....William the fridge perry, and the superbowl shuffle with the Chicago Bears winning that year.

Baseball, the Kansas City Royals play Saint Louis Cardinals in the world series, and Kansas City was down, way down, then came back and won !!

Jerry Falwell tries to save a bunch of people from dying from AIDS, but no, being gay and shooting heroin was just too fun, so they died. Religion could save your life in 1985, but everyone spent their money on coke instead, oh wait, not coke, pepsi, the choice of a new generation........generation X.

Bruce Springstein's "Born in the USA" comes out that year, his best work ever. Nintendo overtakes Atari. New TV's now have 2 speakers and stereo sound is introduced, but most CRT sets are still no bigger than 27 inch. Compact discs are getting popular for rich people. Still no on-screen programming for your VCR.

OPEC is falling apart.......cheap gas coming in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989........

Roger Moore does his last Bond film, A View to a Kill. He was a fantastic Bond, so nice the way he could kill you, and be polite about it. He was a very polished Bond, Sean Connery would just club you with a pipe wrench or something, Roger had class.

Nobody has a cell phone, but many high rollers have a pager. But you could still dial Jenny at 867-5309 from the thousands of pay phones. I think that was about the last year that you could turn to her for the price of a dime.

Girls started dressing up like Madonna, and it was sweet, never before or since had women looked so fine, big hair.

Higher end home stereos had some cool equalizers with sweet graphics for those times, so you could space off and watch that while listening to Pink Floyd.

American cars were junky in 1985, gas was still expensive, why not get yourself a moped ? They were very popular in 1985.

Trouble in El Salvador.......don't go there yankee ! How about a nice trip to Afghanistan instead, to help our muslim allies defeat the commies ?
Old 07-13-2013, 04:41 PM
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The Lakers FINALLY beat the boston celtics in the NBA Finals.
Old 07-13-2013, 04:46 PM
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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Originally Posted by mofford View Post

Baseball, the Kansas City Royals play Saint Louis Cardinals in the world series, and Kansas City was down, way down, then came back and won !!
amazing that they haven't been in the playoffs sense
Old 07-14-2013, 09:24 AM
Location: Central Illinois -
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Who can forget Monday Night Football on Nov. 18, 1985? I'll never forget Joe Theisman getting his leg snapped by Lawrence Taylor. I watched the game in downtown Chicago on Michigan Ave. at the Ambassador hotel, waiting to ship out to the Army the next day.

And even though the Royals beat my Cardinals, that was an unforgettable World Series and remains my favorite. Cardinal fans will never forget First Base Umpire Don Dekinger, or his call in Game 6.
Old 07-14-2013, 09:37 AM
Location: Sin City
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I was 6 years old so not much
Old 07-14-2013, 04:39 PM
Location: Los Angeles area
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So the history forum has now become home to trivia threads? God help us.
Old 07-14-2013, 04:42 PM
Location: Warren County, NJ
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I was 14, but I remember the TWA hijacking,Hurricane Gloria and the Achille Lauro hijacking.
Old 07-14-2013, 05:34 PM
Location: Iowa
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Trivial pursuit was very popular in 1985, and Jeopardy was getting a fresh start with a new host, Alex Trebek. How did that work out, is it still on ? Let me check.....oh it's been on for almost 30 years. I guess trivia must be popular.

I kind of like focusing on a specific year, it does not have to be just trivia, the decade threads have plenty of trivia posts and I like them too.

Getting back to the Royals, they were great in 1985, three games down in the World Series and they come back to win the last 4 games in a row, defeating the Cardinals. That was awesome ! But I like the Cardinals too, historically they are the best in the midwest. The Royals have been so bad for so long, that's why I remember that year when they won, lol. The Cardinals have been on a hot streak these past few years, and I have been thoroughly entertained. That series against the Rangers in 2011 was KILLER ! Too bad they got rid of Pujols, or they would have won last year too !
Old 07-14-2013, 06:05 PM
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The craze was computers and nintendo.
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