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The following events occurred in 1985.


Paper money

Denomination Notes
$1-H (1985) Until July 1985, every $1 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981A or older, as the Series 1985 bills were just released by that time.
$2-B (1976) As of January 1, 1985, all $2 bills in circulation remained up to Series 1976.
$5-J (1984) Until June 1985, every $5 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981A or older, as the Series 1985 bills were just released by that time.
$10-F (1985) Until September 1985, every $10 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981A or older, as the Series 1985 bills were just released by that time.
$20-E (1985) Until November 1985, every $20 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981A or older, as the Series 1985 bills were just released by that time.
$50-G (1985)

The last Series 1981A $50 bills were produced in 1985, and they weren't as common as their Series 1981 counterparts.

$100-I (1985)

The last Series 1981A $100 bills were produced in 1985, and they weren't as common as their Series 1981 counterparts.

Carryovers

Logos

Movie industry
Buena Vista Distribution (1979)
Buena Vista Distribution
Paramount (1975)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1971)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1981)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. Pictures (1984)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Tristar Pictures (1984)
TriStar Pictures
Touchstone Films (1984-B)
Touchstone Films
Terrestrial television networks
NBC 1979 logo
NBC
Cbs-logo
CBS
American Broadcasting Company Logo
ABC
PBS (1984)
PBS
WPIX 1985
WPIX (New York City)
Cable television networks
HBO logo
HBO
Cinemax 1980
Cinemax
Disney Channel 1983
Disney Channel
Television production companies
Walt Disney Television (1983)
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1975)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1975)
Universal Television
Columbia Pictures Television (1982)
Columbia Pictures Television
20th Television Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Television
Warner Bros. Television (1984)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH (1978)
WGBH
DiC (1984)
DiC Entertainment
Sunbow & Marvel Productions (1984)
Sunbow and Marvel Productions
Merv Griffin Enterprises (1984)
Merv Griffin Enterprises
KingWorld (1984)
KingWorld
Home video industry
Walt Disney Home Video (1983)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Video (1982)
Paramount Video
MCA Home Video (1983)
MCA Home Video
RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1982)
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
CBS-FOX Video (1984)
CBS-FOX Video
Warner Home Video (1981)
Warner Home Video
CIC Video (1981)
CIC Video
MGM-UA Home Video (1982)
MGM/UA Home Video
Children's Video Library (1984)
Children's Video Library
Walt Disney Classics (1984)
Walt Disney Classics

Movies

Box office totals
1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $322,740,142
2 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $263,835,740
3 Ghostbusters $238,632,124
4 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $222,674,266
5 The Goonies $61,389,680
6 The Aristocats $18,000,000
Disney movies on VHS
Robinhood 1984
Robin Hood
Non-Disney movies on VHS
Wizardofoz 1980vhs
The Wizard of Oz
Starwars vhs
Star Wars
Starwars2 1984vhs
The Empire Strikes Back

Television

CBS
  • It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (January 1)
  • The Wizard of Oz (March 1)
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (October 30)
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (November 6)
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (November 26)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (December 4)
Syndication
Mylittlepony 1984
My Little Pony
Wheeloffortune 1983
Wheel of Fortune (season 2)
Jeopardy 1984
Jeopardy! (season 1)

Video Games

Second-generation arcade games
Donkeykong title
Donkey Kong
Donkeykongjr title
Donkey Kong Jr.
Mariobros title
Mario Bros.
Donkeykong3 title
Donkey Kong 3



What's new for 1985

Month unknown
Cinemax logo
Cinemax's new logo
Touchstone Home Video (1985)
Touchstone Home Video's first logo
Mylittlepony 1985vhs
My Little Pony: Firefly's Adventure
March
Mylittlepony 1984
My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (re-issue)
April
DOS 3.0
IBM PC DOS 3.1
June
Goonies
The Goonies
Walt Disney Pictures (1985)
Walt Disney Pictures' new logo
July
Pinocchio 1985
Pinocchio
August
Touchstone Films (1985)
Touchstone Films' new logo
Wizardofoz 1985vhs
The Wizard of Oz
September
Supermariobros
Super Mario Bros.
Wheeloffortune 1983
Wheel of Fortune (season 3)
Jeopardy 1985
Jeopardy! (season 2)
KingWorld (1985)
KingWorld
Walt Disney Television (1985)
Walt Disney Television's new logo
Buena Vista Television (1985)
Buena Vista Television's first logo
October–December
Nes logo
Nintendo Entertainment System
Ghostbusters vhs
Ghostbusters
Win101 titlescreen
Windows 1.0
Catinthehat 1985vhs
The Cat in the Hat
Lorax 1985vhs
The Lorax
Grinchnight 1985vhs
Grinch Night
Grinch 1985vhs
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
Petesdragon 1985
Pete's Dragon
Marypoppins 1985
Mary Poppins
Dumbo 1985
Dumbo

Totals

As of December 31, 1985:
Total movies released in theaters 7
Total movies released on VHS 4
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