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1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade.

Clockwise from top-left: Royal Air Force C-130 airdropping food during the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia; Reductions of up to 70 percent in the ozone column observed in the austral (southern hemispheric) spring over Antarctica and first reported in 1985; Lahars covering the town of Armero during the Armero tragedy; the Hospital Juárez de México which collapsed during the 1985 Mexico City earthquake; Air India Flight 182 seen less than two weeks before the bombing; the Nintendo Entertainment System is released in U.S. stores; a memorial plaque dedicated to the victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster; the Live Aid concert is held in order to fund relief efforts for the famine in Ethiopia during the time Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled the country.
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1985 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1985
Ab urbe condita2738
Armenian calendar1434
Assyrian calendar6735
Baháʼí calendar141–142
Balinese saka calendar1906–1907
Bengali calendar1392
Berber calendar2935
British Regnal year33 Eliz. 2  34 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2529
Burmese calendar1347
Byzantine calendar7493–7494
Chinese calendar甲子年 (Wood Rat)
4681 or 4621
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4682 or 4622
Coptic calendar1701–1702
Discordian calendar3151
Ethiopian calendar1977–1978
Hebrew calendar5745–5746
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2041–2042
 - Shaka Samvat1906–1907
 - Kali Yuga5085–5086
Holocene calendar11985
Igbo calendar985–986
Iranian calendar1363–1364
Islamic calendar1405–1406
Japanese calendarShōwa 60
Javanese calendar1917–1918
Juche calendar74
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4318
Minguo calendarROC 74
Nanakshahi calendar517
Thai solar calendar2528
Tibetan calendar阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
2111 or 1730 or 958
(female Wood-Ox)
2112 or 1731 or 959
Unix time473385600 – 504921599

The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.