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  1. By: Amber Reynolds July 30, 2012 The Year of 1985

  2. Cost of Living • Yearly Inflation Rate for USA 3.55% • Average Cost of New House $89,330.00 • Average Income Per Year $22,100.00 • Average Price for New Car $9,005.00 • Price for One Gallon of Gas $1.00 • Price of Movie Ticket $2.75 • Price of US Postage Stamp 22 cents

  3. Popular Films • Back to the Future • Rambo: First Blood Part II • Rocky IV • The Color Purple • Out of Africa • Cocoon • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment • A View to a Kill • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

  4. Popular Musicians • Madonna’s single “Crazy For You” hit #1 on the charts on May 11th • The Cure • David Bowie • Simple Minds • Phil Collins • Bruce Springsteen • Duran Duran • Dire Straights with “Money For Nothing”

  5. Major World Political Leaders • United States President Ronald Reagan • United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher • France President Francois Mitterrand • Canada Prime Minister Brian Mulroney • Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl • Japan Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone

  6. Technology • Microsoft Corporation released the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0 • Compact discs were introduced to American consumers • The space shuttle Atlantis was launched • British scientists discovered a hold in the Earth’s ozone layer • The Food and Drug Administration approved a blood test for AIDS

  7. Birthdays • February 26th Alexandria Hilfiger, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger • March 26th Keira Knightley, Actress • May 26th Amber Reynolds (my birthday) • June 30th Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold Medalist • December 3rd Amanda Seyfried, Actress • December 29th Amanda Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel

  8. Deaths • May 8th Karl Marx (German composer/conductor) died at age of 87 • May 16th Margaret Hamilton (the actress who played the wicked witch in the Wizard ofOz) died at age of 82 • October 1st E.B. White (author of Charlotte’s Web) died at age of 86

  9. Weddings • March 23rd Billy Joel married Christie Brinkley • August 16th Madonna married Sean Penn on her 27th birthday • December 15th Sylvester Stallone married Brigitte Nielson

  10. Sports • Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year • Carlton Fisk became 5th catcher to steal 100 bases • August 25th Dwight Gooden became the youngest pitcher to win 20 games at the age of 20 years, 9 months, and 9 days old • August 27th Mary Joe Fernandez became the youngest to win a US Tennis Open Match at the age of 14 years and 8 days old • August 29th Don Baylor was hit by a pitch for a record 190th time

  11. A joint American-French expedition located the wreck of the RMS Titanic on September 1st. The Unabomber killed his first victim. United States-Canadian tornado outbreak, 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario leaving 88 dead and more than 1,000 injured. Christa McAuliffe was chosen on July 19th to be the 1st school teacher to fly in a space shuttle. News Worthy Events