What Happened In 1985 Uk
1st january the first british mobile phone call is made by ernie wise to vodafone.
What happened in 1985 uk. As far as i remember the main cause of sterling s fall in 1985 was the us dollar s strength. At that time the uk was a major oil exporte. Karma chameleon became culture club s second uk number one and was the biggest selling single of the year. Economic growth was 2 3 in 1984 and 4 2 in 1985.
What happened in 1985 major news stories include coca cola company introduces new coke heysel stadium disaster unabomber kills his first victim cd s introduced wreck of the rms titanic located mexico city earthquake kills 9 000 greenpeace ship rainbow warrior is sunk by french agents as the spread of aids increases governments round the world start screening blood donations for aids. The uk economy was growing reasonably strongly at the time with margaret thatcher at the height of her powers as prime minister. Monarch elizabeth ii. Events from the year 1985 in the united kingdom incumbents.
Mar 3 moonlighting with cybill shepard bruce willis premieres on abc tv in the us. Also the miners strike had just ended and my feeling is that it had probably weakened the economy somewhat. 10th january sandinista national liberation front named sandinista daniel ortega becomes president of nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the soviet union and cuba. 1985 in british radio uk in the eurovision song contest 1985.
1985 in film tv. Football hooliganism was at its nadir. The first episode hit our screens in june 1983. Famous and historic events from 1985.
American policy continues to support the contras in their. Jan 28 charity single we are the world is recorded by supergroup usa for africa. On 29th may 1985 liverpool played juventus in the 1985 european cup final at the heysel stadium in brussels. January the fraud investigation group is set up for cases of financial and commercial fraud.
Historical events for the year 1985. 1st episode of eastenders anglo irish agreement signed bradford city football fire brixton riots again broadwater farm riots expulsion of britons from ussr first uk mobile phone call glasgow gas blast heysel stadium disaster live aid miners strike ends sinclair c5 launched titanic found toxteth riots. Mar 18 capital cities communications inc acquires abc for 3 5 billion first transfer of ownership of a tv network. Brothers in arms released by dire straits spent 10 weeks at the top of the uk albums chart and went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.
Prime minister margaret thatcher conservative parliament 49th. Nov 11 1st aids theme tv movie an early frost screens in us on nbc. The black adder was the first of the brilliant bbc sitcom blackadder written by richard curtis and rowan atkinson.
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