In 1985,

  • Ronald Reagan took the oath to complete his second term as President of the United States. 
  • The median household income was $23,618.
  • Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour.
  • The Academy Award for best picture went to Amadeus. 
  • Coca-Cola attempted to change its 99-year-old formula in order to attract younger drinkers. "New" Coke was poorly received, so Coke quickly reverted back to the old formula.