Memory Lane: "1985"
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Memory Lane series continues with the 80's!!!
This is a series of completely useless, but fun trivia!!!
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- Dan Rather,a new ending for his daily news broadcast.
"Thank you for your support"
- Bartles & Jaymes
"You Look Mah Va Lous"
-Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas
Airplane Celebrity Death: Ricky Nelson
"Project Kansas" secretly tested a new formula for Coca-Cola that became "New Coke." Old coke was gone, and New Coke sold poorly for three months. ABC's Peter Jennings interrupted General Hospital to announce the return of "Coke Classic." New Coke was actually available until 1992.
American Jonathon Pollard was captured spying on the U.S. for the State of Isreal.
1942-1985 quick fact: Dentists used uranium in dental porcelains, because it helped give a natual color.
The plastic thingy that saves hot pizza from the top of the box was invented.
Tommy Hilfiger started selling his own menswear cloths line.
The Titanic was found, 370 miles from Newfoundland.
The largest diamond in the world weighed 755.5 carats before it was cut down to 545.67 carats and it was found in South Africa in 1985.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1985: $525,000
Wondering whether David (Bruce Willis) and Maddie (Cybill Shepard) would get together on TV's Moonlighting. They did, in season 3.
Watching one of the most innovative music videos of all time - Take on Me by A-ha!
1st appearances & 1985's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Wearing Swatch Watches. Playing with Super Mario Brothers, She-Ra Princess of Power action figures, Care Bears, Teddy Ruxpin , My Buddy dolls, Pound Puppies, Wheel of Fortune Game
David Letterman's First Top Ten List Appeared...
Best Film Oscar Winner: Out of Africa
The Big Movies:
1. Back To The Future
2. Rambo: First Blood Part II
3. Rocky IV
4. The Color Purple
5. Out Of Africa
7. The Jewel of the Nile
9. The Goonies
10. Spies Like Us
1985 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Family Ties (NBC)
3. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Cheers (NBC)
6. Dallas (CBS)
7. Dynasty (ABC)
8. The Golden Girls (NBC)
9. Miami Vice (NBC)
10. Who's the Boss? (ABC)
Number One Songs
Like a Virgin- Madonna
I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Careless Whisper - Wham! featuring George Michael
Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
One More Night - Phil Collins
We Are The World - USA For Africa
Crazy for You - Madonna
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Everything She Wants - Wham!
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Sussudio - Phil Collins
A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Shout - Tears For Fears
The Power of Love- Huey Lewis & The News
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Oh Sheila - Ready For the World
Take On Me - A-ha
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
Part Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
We Built This City - Starship
Separate Lives - Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
Broken Wings- Mr. Mister
Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie
Last Updated: on 7/6/2015 10:32:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:32 PM GMT)
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