Great Britain - British Telecom announced the elimination of the famous Red Telephone Boxes.
Heysel Stadium Disaster - the European Football (Soccer) Cup finals in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium was the site of a tragic clash between fans from Liverpool, England and Italy. During the clash a section of a concert wall collapsed killing 39 fans (1 Belgian and 38 Italians). As a result of the tragedy English football clubs were banned from competition in Europe for 6 years.
Palestinian Terrorists - October 7, 1985, the luxury ocean liner was hijacked by Palestinians. December 27, 1985, Palestinians kill 20 people inside the airport in Vienna and Rome.
Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Nicolas Frantz, 1899-1985, He was a two-time Tour de France champion in 1927 and 1928.
* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Dalmacio Langarica (Spa), 1919-1985, the Vuelta Champion in 1946.
Rock Hudson, 1925-1985, American actor died of AIDS.
Orsen Welles, 1915-1985, award winning American movie director of classic films.