We love Daryl Somers, and Geek-chic Game Boys; 13 die in the Newcastle earthquake and the Chinese army attacks demonstrators in Tiananmen Square.
The year of Dirty Dancing, while Ronald Reagan challenges, “Mr Gorbachev. Tear down this wall.'
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One and a half billion tune into multi-country rock concert Live Aid, raising 245 million US dollars for African famine relief.
Hollywood Actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS-related complications in 1985 raising public awareness about the virus.