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Random Trivia Questions With Answers From The Year 1985

1985 trivia quiz questions with answers.

 

Random Trivia Questions With Answers From The Year 1985

What is created for the Internet?
A: The Domain Name System.

Who is elected president of Brazil by the Congress, ending the 21-year military rule?
A: Tancredo Neves.

The border between Gibraltar and Spain reopens for the first time since what year?
A:  1969.

Nelson Mandela rejects an offer of what from the South African government?
A: Freedom.

CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is freed from captivity in what country?
A: Lebanon.

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 María Sanguinetti.

 

The United States Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for what?
A:  AIDS.

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 company ?
A: Harrods.

Five lionesses at the Singapore Zoo are put on what?
A: Birth control after the lion population increases from 2 to 16.

The 57th Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles with what film winning Best Picture?
A: Amadeus.

Wrestle Mania debuts where?
A: At Madison Square Garden.

South Africa ends its ban on what?
A: Interracial marriages.

 

The FBI brings charges against who?
A: The suspected heads of the 5 Mafia families in New York City.

The National Assembly of Kuwait grants women the right to what?
A: To vote.

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 what?
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.

Gérard Hoarau, exiled political leader from the Seychelles, is what?
A: Assassinated in London.

Where does American singer, songwriter and actor Ricky Nelson die?
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.