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The wonder years 1985


The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.

Soviet leader Chernenko dies at 73 and is replaced by Mikhail Gorbachev, 54.  Rock Hudson dies of AIDS at age 59. He’s the first major star to fall victim to the disease.  Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour.
Dozens of top-name musicians and bands perform at the Live Aid concerts in Philadelphia and London. The shows benefit African famine victims.  With the availability of relatively inexpensive laser printers and computers, tools for desktop publishing begin to be commonly used.

party 1985