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Headlines From 1985 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1985 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1985 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1985 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1985 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1985 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1985 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1985 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1985 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1985 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1985 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
17th January 1985British Telecom announces it is going to phase out its famous red telephone boxes.
20th January 1985U.S. President Ronald Reagan is privately sworn in for a second term in office. He is publicly sworn in the following day.
10th February 1985Nelson Mandela rejects an offer of freedom from the South African government.
11th March 1985Mohammed Al Fayed buys the London-based department store company Harrods.
15th April 1985South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.
11th May 1985A fire engulfs a wooden stand in the Valley Parade stadium in Bradford during a football match. Fifty-six people are killed.
29th May 1985Thirty-eight spectators are killed in rioting on the terraces during the European Cup final between Liverpool FC and Juventus at the Heysel Stadium in Belgium. As a result, all English football teams are banned from European competition for five years. Liverpool serve a further ban of one additional year.
4th July 1985Ruth Lawrence achieves a first in mathematics at Oxford University at just thirteen-years-old. She therefore becomes the youngest British person ever to earn a first-class degree and the youngest known graduate of Oxford University.
13th July 1985“Live Aid” pop concerts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London raise over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
6th August 1985In Hiroshima, tens of thousands mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.
1st September 1985A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.
19th September 1985An earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale strikes Mexico City. More than 9,000 people are killed, 30,000 injured, and 95,000 left homeless.
28th September 1985The 1985 Brixton race riots are sparked with the shooting of Dorothy “Cherry” Groce by the Metropolitan Police.
1st October 1985 The Israeli air force bombs the Palestine Liberation Organisation Headquarters near Tunis.
18th October 1985The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in American shops.
19th November 1985In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time to attempt to end the Cold War.
20th November 1985Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.
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A Newspaper From 1985

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).