Random Trivia Questions With Answers From The Year 1985
What is created for the Internet?
A: The Domain Name System.
The border between Gibraltar and Spain reopens for the
first time since what year?
Nelson Mandela rejects an offer of what from the
CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is freed from captivity in what
Minolta releases the Maxxum 7000, the world's first what?
A: Autofocus single-lens reflex camera.
After a 12-year-long dictatorship, who is sworn in as the
first democratically elected President of Uruguay?
A: Julio Mar? Sanguinetti.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves a
blood test for what?
Who becomes General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
and de facto leader of the Soviet Union?
A: Mikhail Gorbachev.
Mohamed Al-Fayed buys what London-based department store
Five lionesses at the Singapore Zoo are put on what?
A: Birth control after the lion population increases from 2 to 16.
Wrestle Mania debuts where?
A: At Madison Square Garden.
South Africa ends its ban on what?
A: Interracial marriages.
Scientists of the British Antarctic Survey announce
discovery of what?
A: The ozone hole.
Why is John Anthony Walker Jr. arrested by the FBI?
A: For passing classified naval communications to the Soviet Union.
Thomas Patrick Cavanaugh is sentenced to life in prison for
A: Attempting to sell stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
John Hendricks launches what?
A: The Discovery Channel in the United States.
What movie opens in American theatres and ends up being the
highest grossing film of 1985 in the United States?
A: Back to the Future.
Commodore launches what at the Lincoln Center in New York?
A: The Amiga personal computer.
The first smoking ban banning smoking in what restaurants
in the United States is passed where?
A: In Aspen, Colorado.
Where is Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the
Night Stalker, captured?
A: In Los Angeles.
Pete Rose becomes the all-time hit leader in Major League
Baseball, with his what?
A: 4,192nd hit at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
What does the Space Shuttle Atlantis do?
A: It makes its maiden flight.
What cruise ship is hijacked in the Mediterranean Sea by 4
heavily armed Palestinian terrorists?
A: Achille Lauro.
What volcano erupts, killing an estimated 23,000 people,
including 21,000 killed by lahars in the town of Armero, Colombia?
A: Nevado del Ruiz volcano.
The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes debuts in what?
A: 35 newspapers in the United States.
Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of what?
A: Windows, Windows 1.0.
G?ard Hoarau, exiled political leader from the Seychelles,
A: Assassinated in London.
Where does American singer, songwriter and actor Ricky
A: In a plane crash in De Kalb, Texas.
What clothing brand is established?
A: Tommy Hilfiger.
DNA is first used in a what?
A: A criminal case.