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  • Major Events of 1985



    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Oklahoma Record: 11-1-0
    Heisman Trophy: Bo Jackson, auburn, RB points: 1,509
    Stanley Cup: Edmunton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Series: 4-1
    Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins Score: 38-16
    US Open Golf: Andy North Score: 279 Course: Oakland Hills, CC Location: Birmingham, MI
    World Series: Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series: 4-3

    Popular Songs

    1."I Want To Know What Love Is" ... Foreigner
    2."Careless Whisper" ... Wham! featuring George Michael
    3."Can't Fight This Feeling" ... REO Speedwagon
    4."One More Night" ... Phil Collins
    5." We Are the World" ... U.S.A. for Africa
    6."Crazy for You" ... Madonna
    7."Don't You" ... Simple Minds
    8."Everything She Wants" ... Wham!
    9."Everyone Wants to Rule the World" ... Tears for Fears
    10."Heaven" ... Bryan Adams

    Top Ten Movies

    1. Back to the Future
    2. Beverly Hills Cop
    3. Cocoon
    4. Fletch
    5. The Goonies
    6. The Jewel of the Nile
    7. National Lampoon's European Vacation
    8. Pale Rider
    9. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
    10. Rambo: First Blood, Part II




    Most Popular Books

    1. "The Mammoth Hunters" by Jean Auel
    2. "Texas" by James Michener
    3. "Lake Wobegon Days" by Garrison Keillor
    4. "If Tomorrow Comes" by Sidney Sheldon
    5. "Skeleton Crew" by Stephen King

    1. "Iacocca: An Autobiography" by Lee Iacocca
    2. "Yeager: An Autobiography" by Chuck Yeager
    3. "Elvis and Me" by Priscilla Presley
    4. "Fit for Life" by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
    5. "The Be- Happy Attitudes" by Robert Schuller

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
    2. Family Ties (NBC)
    3. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
    4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    5. Cheers (NBC)
    6. Dallas (CBS)
    7. Dynasty (ABC)
    8. The Golden Girls (NBC)
    9. Miami Vice (NBC)
    10. Who's the Boss? (ABC)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture:"Out of Africa"
    Best DirectorSydney Pollack ... "Out of Africa"
    Best Actor:William Hurt ... "Kiss of the Spider Woman"
    Best Actress:Geraldine Page ... "The Trip to Bountiful"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "We Are the World" ... USA for Africa
    Song of the Year: "We Are the World" ... Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie
    Best Album: "No Jacket Required" ... P
    Male Vocalist: Phil Collins ... "No Jacket Required"
    Female Vocalist:Whitney Houston ... "Saving All My Love for You"

    Nobel Prizes


    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    HAUPTMAN, HERBERT A., U.S.A., The Medical Foundation of Buffalo, Buffalo,
    NY, b. 1917; and

    KARLE, JEROME, U.S.A., US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, b.

    "for their outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures"

    SIMON, CLAUDE, France, b. 1913:

    "who in his novel combines the poet's and the painter's creativeness with a
    deepened awareness of time in the depiction of the human condition"

    Boston, MA, U.S.A.
    Physiology or Medicine

    The prize was awarded jointly to:

    BROWN, MICHAEL S., U.S.A., University of Texas Health Science Center at
    Dallas, Dallas, TX, b. 1941; and

    GOLDSTEIN, JOSEPH L., U.S.A., University of Texas Health Science Center at
    Dallas, Dallas, TX, b. 1940:

    "for their discoveries concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism"

    VON KLITZING, KLAUS, Federal Republic of Germany, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, b. 1943:

    "for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama:Steven Sondheim & James Lapine ... "Sunday In the Park With George"
    Fiction:Alison Lurie ... "Foreign Affairs"
    International Reporting: Josh Friedman & Dennis Bell ... "Newsday" (Garden City, NY)
    National Reporting: Thomas J. Knudson ... "Des Moines Register"
    Public Service:"Ft. Worth Star-Telegram"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "Biloxi Blues" ... Neil Simon
    Best Musical:"Big River"
    "Best Actor in a play:
    Derek Jacobi ... "Much Ado About Nothing"
    Best Actress in a play:Stockard Channing ... "Joe Egg"