1985 was a year:
- 20 January – Ronald Reagan begins his second term as President of the USA.
- 11 March – Mikhail Gorbachev is appointed chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 4 May – The Eurovision Song Contest is held in Scandinavium in Göteborg, Sweden. The song La det swinge, performed by the Bobbysocks for Norway, wins the contest.
- 15 September – Olof Palme remains Prime Minister of Sweden following a victory for the Social Democrats when the 1985 Swedish parliamentary election is held.
- 18 October – Nintendo released the NES in North America.
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- Chris Kohler (18 October 2010). "Nintendo Entertainment System Launches" (in English). Wired. https://www.wired.com/2010/10/1018nintendo-nes-launches/. Retrieved 1 July 2020.