Re-Animator, the film loosely based on a H. P. Lovecraft serial novelette, was released on October 18, 1985.
Bubble O’Bill ice creams were first manufactured in the US in 1985.
Following the success of Sixteen Candles in 1984, The Breakfast Club – written and directed by John Hughes – hit cinemas on February 15, 1985.
On September 14, 1985, the first of 180 episodes of The Golden Girls aired.
The first season of the Jem and the Holograms musical animated series premiered on October 6, 1985.
Hulk Hogan main-evented the inaugural WrestleMania on March 31, 1985, teaming with Mr. T to take on “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff.