1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the sixth year of the 1980s decade. The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.

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An CIE 141 Class about to haul the rolling stock forward for the NIR Class 111 to shunt into position at Dublin Connolly to bring the Enterprise back to Belfast Central.

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World population
198519801990
World4,830,979,0004,434,682,000396,297,000 5,263,593,000432,614,000 
Africa541,814,000469,618,00072,196,000 622,443,00080,629,000 
Asia2,887,552,0002,632,335,000255,217,000 3,167,807,000280,255,000 
Europe706,009,000692,431,00013,578,000 721,582,00015,573,000 
South America401,469,000361,401,00040,068,000 441,525,00040,056,000 
North America269,456,000256,068,00013,388,000 283,549,00014,093,000 
Oceania24,678,00022,828,0001,850,000 26,687,0002,009,000 

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Works of Fiction taking place in 1985

  • The 1998 romantic comedy, There's Something about Mary intro is set in 1985. The main character lands a prom date with his crush in High School but is cut short after an embarrassing zip incident.
  • The 1980s sci-fi comedy, Back to the Future takes place in October 1985.

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