30 years ago, in 1985…


By George came across a terrific list of pop culture events that were headline in the year 1985 – 30 years ago this year! Here is a list of 30 things turning 30 in 2015.

1. Back to the Future
2. New Coke
3. “We are the World”
4. WrestleMania I
5. Pictionary
6. Discovery of the RMS Titanic wreck
7. “We Built This City,” voted the “Worst Song of All Time”
8. Bands: Guns N’ Roses, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Indigo Girls, Jane’s Addiction, Crowded House
9. The Nintendo Entertainment System (in the U.S.) released Super Mario Bros., and Duck Hunt
10. Mask (the Movie) and M.A.S.K. (the TV Show)
11. Discovery of the Hole in the Ozone Layer
12. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
13. Madonna’s Big Year
14. Blockbuster Video
15. The first smoking ban in U.S. restaurants
16. Calvin and Hobbes
17. Microsoft Windows 1.0
18. The first Dot Com
19. Books: Contact, The Handmaid’s Tale, White Noise…
20. The Brat Pack (first seen in The Breakfast Club)
21. PeaklLevels of David Lee Roth in the Rockosphere
22. The first commercial AIDS Blood Test
23. Anna Kendrick, Michael Phelps, Raven-Symoné… born in 1985
24. Thundercats! Jem! The Golden Girls! debuted
25. VH1, Nick at Nite, Elmo, and the First Letterman “Top 10 List”
26. Portlandia (Statue)
27. The WELL
28. Phil Collins, No Jacket Required
29. The First Million-Selling CD: Dire Straights’ Brothers in Arm
30. Studio Ghibli

SOURCE:  To read about each of these events and enjoy video clips and links to further information, click to the full article, found in Mental Floss: 30 Things Turning 30 in 2015


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