Various movies became popular- Movies to Watch included Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club.
November 19, 1985 - The first meeting in six years between the leaders of the Soviet Union and the United States occurs when Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan engage in a five hour summit conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Wreck of the RMS Titanic Located- April 15 is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912. The wreck of the ship was found in two pieces, the bow and the stern, by Ballard in 1985, who released the precise coordinates of the wreck. The wreck was found at a depth of 12,000 feet.
Challenger Disaster 30 Years Ago Shocked the World, Changed NASA. The crew of the space shuttle Challenger's mission, which ended in tragedy 73 seconds after launch on Jan. 28, 1986. The astronauts' deaths were due to the loss of Challenger, which was caused by an external tank explosion: the space shuttle broke apart because gasses in the external fuel tank mixed, exploded, and tore the space shuttle apart. The external fuel tank exploded after a rocket booster came loose and ruptured the tank.