The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
Greenland is withdrawn from the European Economic Community.
First UK Cellular Mobile Phone Network Launched by Vodafone
January 7 – Cellnet Launches 2nd UK Cellular Network
January 10 – Kenya recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
January 15 – Tancredo Neves is elected president of Brazil by the Congress, ending the 21-year military rule.
January 17 – British Telecom announces it is going to phase out its famous red telephone boxes.
January 20 – Ronald Reagan is privately sworn in for a second term as President of the United States.
January 21 – President Ronald Reagan is publicly sworn in.
January 27 – The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is formed.
January 28 – The charity single record "We Are the World" is recorded by USA for Africa.
February 4 – The border between Gibraltar and Spain reopens for the first time since Francisco Franco closed it in 1969.
February 5 – Australia cancels its involvement in U.S.-led MX missile tests.
February 9 – U.S. drug agent Kiki Camarena is kidnapped and murdered in Mexico (his body is discovered March 5)
February 10 – Nelson Mandela rejects an offer of freedom from the South African government.
February 12 – Rafael Addiego Bruno is sworn in as interim President of Uruguay.
February 14 – CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is freed from captivity in Lebanon.
Israel begins withdrawing troops from Lebanon.
The ideology of Hezbollah is declared in a "program" issued in Beirut.
William J. Schroeder becomes the first artificial heart patient to leave hospital.
China Airlines Flight 006 is involved in a mid-air incident; while there are 22 minor injuries and 2 serious injuries, no one is killed.
The first episode of the long-running British soap opera EastEnders is broadcast on BBC One television.
February 20 – Minolta releases the Maxxum 7000, the world's first autofocus single-lens reflex camera.
February 28 – 1985 Newry mortar attack: The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing 9 officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.
March – The GNU Manifesto, written by Richard Stallman, is first published.
March 1 – After a 12-year-long dictatorship, Julio María Sanguinetti is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Uruguay.
March 3 – An 8.0 on the Richter magnitude scale earthquake hits Santiago and Valparaíso, Chile, leaving 177 dead, 2,575 injured, 142,489 houses destroyed, and about a million people homeless.
March 4 – The United States Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then to screen all blood donations in the United States.
March 8 – A Beirut car bomb, planted in an attempt to assassinate Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, kills more than 80 people, injuring 200.
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and de facto leader of the Soviet Union.
Mohamed Al-Fayed buys the London-based department store company Harrods.
March 14 – Five lionesses at the Singapore Zoo are put on birth control after the lion population increases from 2 to 16.
March 15 – Vice-President José Sarney, upon becoming vice president, assumes the duties of president of Brazil, as the new president Tancredo Neves had become severely ill, the day before. Sarney will become Brazil's first civilian president in 21 years, upon Neves' death on April 21.
March 16 – Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut (he is released on December 4, 1991).
March 17 – Expo '85, a World's Fair, is held in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, until September 16.
March 18 – Australia's longest running soap opera Neighbours debuts on Seven Network.
March 21 – Canadian paraplegic athlete and activist Rick Hansen sets out on his 40,000 km, 26 month Man in Motion tour which raises $26M for spinal cord research and quality of life initiatives.
March 23 – OCAM is dissolved.
March 24 – United States Army military intelligence officer Arthur D. Nicholson is shot by Soviet military sergeant Aleksandr Ryabtsev at a Soviet military base in Ludwigslust, East Germany.
March 25 – The 57th Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Amadeus winning Best Picture.
March 31 – WrestleMania debuts at Madison Square Garden.
Two Japanese government-owned corporations, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, and Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation, are privatized and change their names to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, and Japan Tobacco.
Eighth seeded Villanova defeats national powerhouse Georgetown 66–64 to win the first 64 team field NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.
Madonna launches her Virgin Tour, her first concert tour, in New York City.
The USS Coral Sea collides with the Ecuadorian tanker ship Napo off the coast of Cuba.
First Secretary Enver Hoxha, leader of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania dies.
April 12 – El Descanso bombing: A terrorist bombing attributed to the Islamic Jihad Organization in the El Descanso restaurant near Madrid, Spain, mostly attended by U.S. personnel of the Torrejón Air Base, causes 18 dead (all Spaniards) and 82 injured.
April 15 – South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages
– The Soviet Union performs a nuclear test in eastern Kazakhstan.
– The FBI and ATF raid and confiscate guns at the CSA compound in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
April 21 – Brazilian President Tancredo Neves dies, he is succeeded by Vice President José Sarney. The Vice President post is left vacant until 1990.
April 23 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke (the response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months).
April 28 – The Australian Nuclear Disarmament Party (NDP) splits.
May 4 – The 30th Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden and is won by the Bobbysocks! song La det swinge for Norway.
May 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan joins West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for a controversial funeral service at a cemetery in Bitburg, West Germany, which includes the graves of 59 elite S.S. troops from World War II.
The FBI brings charges against the suspected heads of the five Mafia families in New York City.
Fire engulfs a wooden stand at the Valley Parade stadium in Bradford, England, during a football match, killing 56.
Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode orders police to storm the radical group MOVE's headquarters to end a stand-off. The police drop an explosive device into the headquarters, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 61 city residents in the resulting fire.
The National Assembly of Kuwait grants women the right to vote. The right is revoked in 1999 and re-instated in 2005.
An explosive device sent by the Unabomber injures John Hauser at University of California, Berkeley.
Argentinian President Raúl Alfonsín terminates Argentinian administration of the Falkland Islands but does not relinquish the Argentinian claim over the islands.
May 16 – Scientists of the British Antarctic Survey announce discovery of the ozone hole.
May 19 – John Anthony Walker Jr. is arrested by the FBI for passing classified naval communications to the Soviet Union.
May 23 – Thomas Patrick Cavanaugh is sentenced to life in prison for attempting to sell stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
May 25 – Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone, Tropical Storm One (1B), and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
May 29 – Heysel Stadium disaster: 38 spectators are killed in rioting on the terraces during the European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.
May 31 – Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, killing 77.
June 6 – The remains of Josef Mengele, the physician notorious for Nazi human experimentation on inmates of Auschwitz concentration camp, buried in 1979 under the name of Wolfgang Gerhard, are exhumed in Embu das Artes, Brazil.
June 13 – In Auburn, Washington, police defuse a Unabomber bomb sent to Boeing.
TWA Flight 847, carrying 153 passengers from Athens to Rome, is hijacked by a Hezbollah fringe group. One passenger, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Robert Stethem, is killed.
The Schengen Agreement is signed between certain member states of the European Economic Community, creating the Schengen Area, a bloc of (at this time) 5 states with no internal border controls.
June 15 – Studio Ghibli, an animation studio, is founded in Tokyo.
June 17 – John Hendricks launches the Discovery Channel in the United States.
June 20 – A series of bomb blasts occur in Kathmandu and other cities of Nepal.
June 23 – Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747, is blown up by a terrorist bomb 31,000 feet (9,500 m) above the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland, on a Montreal–London–Delhi flight, killing all 329 aboard.
June 24 – STS-51-G: Space Shuttle Discovery completes its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.
June 25 – Irish police foil a Provisional Irish Republican Army–sponsored 'mainland bombing campaign' which targeted luxury vacation resorts.
June 27 – U.S. Route 66 is officially decommissioned.
July 1 – The Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons enters into force.
July 3 – Back to the Future opens in American theatres and ends up being the highest-grossing film of 1985 in the United States and the first film in the successful franchise.
July 4 – Ruth Lawrence, 13, achieves a first in mathematics at Oxford University, becoming the youngest British person ever to earn a first-class degree and the youngest known graduate of Oxford University.
July 10 – The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland Harbour by French DGSE agents.
Live Aid pop concerts in London and Philadelphia raise over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush serves as Acting President for 8 hours, while President Ronald Reagan undergoes colon cancer surgery at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush announces that New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe will become the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
The Val di Stava Dam in Italy collapses.
July 20 – State President of South Africa, P. W. Botha, declares a state of emergency in 36 magisterial districts of South Africa amid growing civil unrest in black townships.
July 23 – Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer at the Lincoln Center in New York.
July 24 – The Black Cauldron makes its theatrical debut.
July 31 – Liberia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
August 2 – Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashes near Dallas, Texas, killing 137 people.
August 7 – Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
August 12 – Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Japan, killing 520 people (the worst single-aircraft disaster in history).
August 14 – The Accomarca massacre takes place in Ayacucho, Peru.
August 15 – Three miners die in an accident at a coal mine in southeastern Kentucky.
August 20 – Iran–Contra affair: The first arms, 96 BGM-71 TOWs, are sent to Iran in exchange for hostages in Lebanon and profits for the Nicaraguan Contras. The public does not know about the arms sale.
August 22 – British Airtours Flight 28M: The 737's left engine catches fire while on its take off roll, 55 people are killed while trying to evacuate the aircraft.
August 25 – Samantha Smith, 13, "Goodwill Ambassador" between the Soviet Union and the United States for writing a letter to Yuri Andropov about nuclear war, and eventually visiting the Soviet Union at Andropov's request, dies in the Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 plane crash.
August 28 – The first smoking ban banning smoking in restaurants in the United States is passed in Aspen, Colorado.
August 31 – Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the Night Stalker, is captured in Los Angeles.
September 1 – The wreck of the RMS Titanic (1912) in the North Atlantic is located by a joint American-French expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard (WHOI) and Jean-Louis Michel (IFREMER) using side-scan sonar from RV Knorr.
September 2 – Hurricane Elena makes landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast after reaching a Category 3 status
September 6 – Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9, crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, killing 31.
September 11 – Pete Rose becomes the all-time hit leader in Major League Baseball, with his 4,192nd hit at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
Super Mario Bros. is released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Steve Jobs resigns from Apple Computer in order to found NeXT.
September 19 – An 8.1 Richter scale earthquake strikes Mexico City. Around 10,000 people are killed, 30,000 injured, and 95,000 left homeless.
September 20 – The capital gains tax is introduced to Australia.
September 22 – The Plaza Accord is signed by 5 nations.
September 23 – Italian crime reporter Giancarlo Siani is killed by Camorra.
September 28 – Brixton riots are sparked with the shooting of Dorothy 'Cherry' Groce by the Metropolitan Police in Brixton, an area of south London, England.
October 1 – The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters near Tunis.
October 3 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.
October 4 – The Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.
October 7 – The cruise ship Achille Lauro is hijacked in the Mediterranean Sea by 4 heavily armed Palestinian terrorists. One passenger, American Leon Klinghoffer, is killed.
October 18 – The first Nintendo home video game console in the United States is released as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
November 5 – In an all-English match, Mark Kaylor defeats Errol Christie to become the middleweight boxing champion, after the two brawl in front of the cameras at the weigh-in.
November 9 – In an all-Soviet match, 22-year-old Garry Kasparov defeats Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest-ever undisputed winner of the World Chess Championship.
November 12 – A total solar eclipse occurs over Antarctica at 14:11:22 UTC.
November 13 – Armero tragedy: The Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts, killing an estimated 23,000 people, including 21,000 killed by lahars in the town of Armero, Colombia.
The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes debuts in 35 newspapers in the United States.
Elmo is first introduced by name on the children's TV show Sesame Street.
November 19 – Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
November 20 – Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.
November 23 – EgyptAir Flight 648 is hijacked by the Abu Nidal group and flown to Malta, where Egyptian commandos storm the plane; 60 are killed by gunfire and explosions.
November 25 – 1985 Aeroflot Antonov An-12 shoot-down: A Soviet Aeroflot Antonov An-12 cargo airplane, en route from Cuito Cuanavale to Luanda, is shot down by South African Special Forces and crashes approximately 43 km east of Menongue, the provincial center of the Cuando Cubango Province, Angola, killing 8 crew members and 13 passengers on board.
November 26 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan sells the rights to his autobiography to Random House for a record US$3 million.
November 29 – Gérard Hoarau, exiled political leader from the Seychelles, is assassinated in London.
The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (Organización e Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación la Ciencia y la Cultura) (OEI) is created.
The Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable are released for sale to the public.
December 8 – The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is established.
December 12 – Arrow Air Flight 1285, a Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256, 248 of whom were U.S. servicemen returning to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from overseeing a peacekeeping force in Sinai.
December 16 – In New York City, American Mafia bosses Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead in front of Spark's Steak House, making hit organizer John Gotti the leader of the powerful Gambino crime family.
December 20 – Pope John Paul II announces the instituting of World Youth Day for Catholic youths.
December 24 – Extremist David Lewis Rice murders civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark as well as Goldmark's wife and two children in Seattle. Rice suspects the family of being Jewish and Communist and claims his dedication to the Christian Identity movement drove him to the crime.
Rome and Vienna airport attacks: Abu Nidal terrorists open fire in the airports of Rome and Vienna, leaving 18 dead and 120 injured.
American naturalist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda.
December 31 – American singer, songwriter and actor Ricky Nelson dies in a plane crash in De Kalb, Texas.
The Australian state of Victoria celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Harold Kroto, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discover C60, a type of fullerene.
Western Sahara is admitted to the Organization of African Unity; Morocco, which claims Western Sahara, leaves in protest.
Solarquest, the space age real estate game, is first published by Golden.
ATI Technologies is founded.
The Tommy Hilfiger brand is established.
DNA is first used in a criminal case.
Multiple cases of espionage in the United States prompt the media to label this "The Year of the Spy".
Africa has a population growth of 3.2 percent per year.
The Asian tiger mosquito, an invasive species, is first found in Houston, Texas.
The Famine in Ethiopia continues; USA for Africa ("We Are the World") and Live Aid raise funds for famine relief.
The Fall of Communism begins with resistance gaining victory in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Over the next six years, other countries begin renouncing Communism, ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Jeff Carter, Canadian hockey player
Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
Teng Haibin, Chinese gymnast
Heather O'Reilly, U.S. women's national soccer player
John David Booty, American football quarterback, USC
Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player
Danielle Campo, Canadian Paralympic swimmer
Lenora Crichlow, British actress
Al Jefferson, American basketball player
Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
Lopez Lomong, Sudan-born American Olympic runner
Diego Vera, Uruguayan footballer
Lewis Hamilton, British Formula One driver
Tiger Kirchharz, German dancer
Wayne Routledge, English Footballer
January 8 – Rachael Lampa, American Christian singer
January 9 – Bobô, Brazilian footballer
Newton Faulkner, British rock musician
Rie fu, Japanese pop and rock musician
Lucy Knisley, American comic artist and musician
January 15 – Brandon Mebane, American football player
Joe Flacco, American football player
Gintaras Januševičius, Lithuanian pianist
Siddharth Malhotra, Indian actor
Kangin, Korean singer (Super Junior)
Simone Simons, Lead singer of Dutch rock group Epica
Damien Chazelle, American film director and screenwriter
Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer and host of television and radio programs
January 20 – Marina Inoue, Japanese voice actress
Aura Dione, Danish pop musician
Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model
Akira Nagata, Japanese singer (Run&Gun), actor and voice actor
Orianthi, Australian rock musician
January 23 – Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
January 25 – Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer
Edwin Hodge, American actor
Rusko, British musician
Michael Trevino, American actor
J. Cole, American hip-hop musician and record producer
Tom Hopper, British actor
András Kállay-Saunders, Hungarian American recording artist, songwriter and record producer
Bosh Berlin, American drummer (Living Things)
Liu Chunhong, Chinese weightlifter
Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
Jessica Marais, Australian actress
January 30 – Richie Porte, Australian professional cyclist (Tasmanian)
January 31 – Kalomira, Greek pop and dance musician
February 2 – Fontel Mines, American football player
Bashy, English recording artist and actor
Bug Hall, American actor
Vicki Chase, American porn actress
Laurence Maroney, American football player
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
Kris Humphries, American basketball player
Joji Kato, Japanese speedskater
Crystal Reed, American actress
Donald Moatshe, South African musician
Tegan Moss, Canadian actress
Tina Majorino, American actress
Deborah Ann Woll, American actress
Jeremy Davis, American bassist (Paramore)
Bob Morris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Hush Sound)
Trevor Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
David Gallagher, American actor
Rachel Melvin, American actress
February 10 – Anette Sagen, Norwegian ski jumper
William Beckett, American singer and songwriter
Mike Richards, Canadian hockey player
Karima Adebibe, British actress and model
Heart Evangelista, Filipino actress
Kataxenna Kova, British model
Miki Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer
February 17 – Anne Curtis, Filipino actress, television host, model, VJ and singer
Chelsea Hobbs, Canadian actress and singer
Todd Lasance, Australian actor
Lee Boyd Malvo, African-American serial killer
Jos Van Emden, Dutch cyclist
Haylie Duff, American actress and singer
Arielle Kebbel, American model and actress
February 20 – Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
February 21 – Larisa Bakurova, Ukrainian actress and model based in Taiwan
Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
Zach Roerig, American actor
Benji Marshall, Australian rugby league player
Joakim Noah, American basketball player
Shiloh Fernandez, American actor
Miki Fujimoto, Japanese actor and member of pop group Hello! Project
February 27 – Nicole Linkletter, American model
Fefe Dobson, Canadian pop and rock singer
Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian soccer player
Reggie Bush, American football player
Robert Iler, American actor
Patrick Makau Musyoki, Kenyan long-distance runner
Alena and Ninel Karpovich, Belarusian twin sister musical duo, members of 3+2
Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
Toby Turner, American comedian, actor and YouTuber
Scott Michael Foster, American actor
Angela White, Australian pornographic actress
March 5 – Kenichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
March 7 – Cameron Prosser, Australian swimmer
March 8 – Ewa Sonnet, Polish model
Brent Burns, Canadian hockey player
Rachel Nabors, American cartoonist
March 10 – Lassana Diarra, French footballer
Paul Bissonnette, Canadian ice hockey player
Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer
Hakuhō Shō, 69th Yokozuna
Lolene, British recording artist and songwriter
Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player
Stromae, Belgian hip-hop musician
Hannah Claydon, British bondage model
Emile Hirsch, American actor
Eva Angelina, American pornographic actress
Brianna Love, American pornographic actress
Eva Amurri, American actress
Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
Curtis Davies, English football player
Kellan Lutz, American fashion model and actor
Krisztián Berki, Hungarian artistic gymnast
Bianca King, Filipina actress and model
March 19 – E. J. Viso, Venezuelan race car driver
Ryan Callahan, American hockey player
Adrian Peterson, American football player
Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
Jakob Fuglsang, Danish cyclist
Mike Jenkins, American football player
Justin Masterson, American baseball player
Kelli Waite, Australian swimmer
Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
Sayaka Hirano, Japanese table tennis player
March 25 – Carmen Rasmusen, American surburbian singer
Matt Grevers, American Olympic swimmer
Jonathan Groff, American actor, singer, and dancer
Keira Knightley, Britsh actress
Danny Vuković, Australian soccer player
Caroline Winberg, Swedish model
March 28 – Sauli Koskinen, Finnish reality-television star, radio personality and entertainment reporter
March 29 – William Chak, Hong Kong actor
Airi & Meiri, Japanese twin porn actresses and singers
Jessica Szohr, American actress
Josh Zuckerman, American actor
Daniel Murphy, American baseball player
Elizabeth Tweddle, British artistic gymnast
Barry Corr, Irish footballer
Thom Evans, Zimbabwean-Scottish rugby player
Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater
Leona Lewis, British pop musician
Jari-Matti Latvala, Finnish race car driver
Rudy Fernández, Spanish professional basketball player
Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
Apissada Kruerkongka Thai actress, Singer and Model.
Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean model and actor (d. 2008)
Lastings Milledge, American baseball player
Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player
Al Mukadam, Canadian actor, director, and producer
Frank Ongfiang, Cameroonian footballer
Sinqua Walls, American basketball player and actor
Ariela Massotti, Brazilian actress
KC Concepcion, Filipina actress and singer
Patrick Schliwa, German rugby player
Yemane Tsegay, Ethiopian runner
Tim Bendzko, German singer-songwriter
Tomohisa Yamashita, Japanese singer and actor
David Robertson, American baseball player
Dion Phaneuf, Canadian NHL hockey player
Wang Meng, Chinese short track skater
Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer and actor
Brennan Boesch, American baseball player
James Alexandrou, British actor
Olga Seryabkina, Russian pop musician and was member of Serebro
April 13 – Carmen Carrera, American model
Nate Diaz, American mixed martial artist
Benjamín Rojas, Argentine singer
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
Luke Mitchell, American actor and model
Rooney Mara, American film and television actress
Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
Elena Temnikova, Russian pop singer and was member of pop group Serebro
April 19 – Zhang Xi, Chinese beach volleyball player
April 22 – Camille Lacourt, French swimmer
Taio Cruz, British hip-hop musician
Angel Locsin, Filipino actress
April 24 – Kaori Nazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer
April 26 – Nam Gyu-ri, Korean actress, pop singer and member of group SeeYa
April 28 – Brandon Baker, American actor
Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American prostitute, urban musician
Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and model
May 1 – Drew Sidora, American actress and singer
Lily Allen, British pop musician
Kyle Busch, American race car driver
Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
May 3 – Meagan Tandy, American actress and model
May 4 – Bo McCalebb, American/Macedonian basketball player
Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
Clark Duke, American actor
May 6 – Chris Paul, American basketball player
May 8 – Silvia Stroescu, Romanian artistic gymnast
Neha Bamb, Indian actress
Chris Zylka, American actor and model
Audrina Patridge, American television personality, actress and model
May 10 – Odette Annable, American actress
May 12 – Dániel Tőzsér, Hungarian footballer
May 13 – Iwan Rheon, Welsh actor, singer and musician
Matthew Cardona, American professional wrestler
Lina Esco, American actress, producer and activist
Dustin Lynch, American surburbian musician
Sally Martin, New Zealand actress
Derek Hough, American dancer, choreographer, actor, musician, and six-time winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars
Cristiane, Brazilian footballer
Tyrone Savage, Canadian voice actor and theatre, film and television actor
May 17 – Christine Nesbitt, Canadian speed skater
May 18 – Oliver Sin, Hungarian painter
May 20 – Chris Froome, Kenyan-born British road racing cyclist
Mutya Buena, British urban singer and was member of Sugababes
Alison Carroll, British artistic gymnast, actress and model
Marie McCray, American porn actress
Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
Chrissie Chau, Hong Kong model
May 23 – Kanyeria, Kenyan music producer
Lauren Frost, American actress and singer
Alexis Texas, American pornographic actress
Luciana Abreu, Portuguese pop singer and actress
Roman Reigns, American professional wrestler
May 26 – Ashley Vincent, English footballer
Chien-Ming Chiang, Taiwanese baseball player
Andrew Francis, Canadian voice actor and actor
Carey Mulligan, British actress
Colbie Caillat, American surburbian musician
May 30 – Turk McBride, American National Football League player
May 31 – Navene Koperweis, American progressive metal musician
June 1 – Ari Herstand, American singer-songwriter
June 2 – Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress
Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
Lukas Podolski, German footballer
Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian fashion model (d. 2006)
Bar Refaeli, Israeli model and occasional actress
Charlie Simpson, Lead singer and guitarist of British rock group Fightstar
Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress and model
Andy Schleck, Luxembuergian road cyclist
Rok Perko, Slovenian professional skier
Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
Celina Jade, American actress
June 11 – Dmitry Koldun, Belarusian singer
Tasha-Ray Evin, Lead singer/guitarist of Canadian rock group Lillix
Dave Franco, American television and film actor
Blake Ross, American software developer
Kendra Wilkinson, American model
Chris Young, American surburbian musician
June 13 – Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
Nadine Coyle, Irish singer (Girls Aloud)
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
Andrea Demirović, Montenegrin pop singer
Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player
June 18 – Alex Hirsch, American animator and voice actor
June 19 – Ai Miyazato, Japanese golfer
Matt Flynn, American football player
Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
Collins Pennie, American actor
Kris Allen, 8th American Idol winner, rock musician
Sharna Burgess, Australian ballroom dancer
Lana Del Rey, American pop musician
Douglas Smith, American actor
Lindsay Ridgeway, American actress
June 24 – Tom Kennedy, English footballer
Annaleigh Ashford, American actress and singer
Ehra Madrigal, Filipina actress
Scott Brown, Scottish footballer
Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader
Arjun Kapoor, a Bollywood actor
Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
Nico Rosberg, German Formula One driver
June 28 – Phil Bardsley, English footballer
June 29 – Steven Hauschka, American football player
Michael Phelps, American swimmer
Cody Rhodes, American professional wrestler
Zohre Esmaeli, Afghan-born fashion model
Sebalter, Swiss pop musician and fiddle player
Spose, American hip-hop musician
Léa Seydoux, French actress
Gábor Máthé, Hungarian Deaflympic Champion in tennis
Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer
Corey Bringas American voice actor
July 3 – Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor
Stephanie McIntosh, Australian actress (Neighbours)
Nick O'Malley, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)
François Arnaud, French-Canadian stage and film actor
Matt Overton, American football player
Ranveer Singh, Bollywood actor
D. Woods, American pop musician (Danity Kane)
July 7 – Seo Woo, Korean actress
Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
Cathy Leung, Hong Kong singer
Mario Gómez, German footballer
Park Chu-young South Korean footballer
July 11 – Robert Adamson, American actor
Adam Gregory, Canadian singer
Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norwegian biathlete
Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
Natasha Poly, Russian model
Charlotte Dujardin, English dressage rider
Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
July 14 – Oleksandr Pyatnytsya, Ukrainian javelin thrower
July 15 – Chris Tiu, Filipino professional basketball player, TV host, commercial model, and politician
Denis Tahirović, Croatian footballer
Yōko Hikasa, Japanese actress
July 17 – Tom Fletcher, British musician (McFly)
Chace Crawford, American actor
Hopsin, American rapper and record producer
July 19 – LaMarcus Aldridge, American basketball player
July 20 – John Francis Daley, American television and film actor
July 21 – Vanessa Lengies, Canadian actress
Jessica Abbott, Australian swimmer
Ryan Dolan, Irish singer
Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
Akira Tozawa, Japanese wrestler
July 23 – Scott Chandler, American football player
July 24 – Teagan Presley, American porn star
James Lafferty, American actor and athlete
Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian Formula One and NASCAR driver
Shantel VanSanten, American actress
July 26 – Leslie Mampe, known as South African American hip hop musician Da L.E.S
July 27 – Lou Taylor Pucci, American actor
Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor
Darren Murphy, Irish footballer
Aml Ameen, British actor
Elena Gheorghe, Romanian singer and former member of Mandinga
August 3 – Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand Rugby League player
August 4 – Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter
August 5 – Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
Anna Kendrick, American actress
Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
August 10 – Jared Nathan, American actor (d. 2006)
Asher Roth, American rapper
Jacqueline Fernandez, Sri Lankan-born Indian Bollywood actress
August 14 – Ashlynn Brooke, American pornographic actress
August 16 – Agnes Bruckner, American actress
August 21 – Melissa M, French singer
August 22 – Kether Donohue, American actress
August 23 – Juss Haasma, Estonian actor
August 25 – Wynter Gordon, American pop/dance singer-songwriter
Alexandra Nechita, American artist
Kayla Ewell, American actress
Sean Foreman, American singer, songwriter and performer; member of electro hop group 3OH!3
August 28 – Ashlyne Huff, American singer-songwriter and dancer
August 29 – Jeffrey Licon, American actor
Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
Richard Duffy, Wales international footballer
Éva Risztov, Hungarian Olympic Champion swimmer
September 1 – Camile Velasco, Filipina-American actress
Allison Miller, American actress
Yani Gellman, Canadian/Australian film and television actor
Dominick Cruz, American WEC Bantamweight Champion
Brian Stelter, American reporter for NYT
Yūki Kaji, Japanese voice actor
Yuya Miyashita, Japanese vocalist, actor (Run&Gun)
September 5 – Dilshad Vadsaria, American television actress
Alyssa Diaz, American actress
Alyona Lanskaya, Belarusian singer
Rafinha, Brazilian football player
Vanessa Baden, American actress
Denny Morrison, Canadian speed skater
Amy Manson, British actress
Luka Modric, Croatian football player
J. R. Smith, American basketball player
September 10 – Elyse Levesque, Canadian film and television actress
September 13 – Emi Suzuki, Chinese-born Japanese female model
September 14 – Aya Ueto, Japanese actress
Kayden Kross, American porn actress
Iselin Steiro, Norwegian model
Madeline Zima, American actress
Max Minghella, English actor
Danny Fernandes, Canadian singer
Alex Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
Jon Walker, American musician (Panic! at the Disco)
Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor, model and host
Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actress
Lyrian, Japanese moe idol, singer
Tessanne Chin, Jamaican singer, winner of The Voice season 5
Maki Goto, Japanese singer and actress
Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor
Kimberley Nixon, Welsh actress
Jessica Lucas, Canadian actress
September 26 – Marcin Mroziński, Polish actor, singer and television presenter
September 28 – Shindong, Korean singer (Super Junior)
Calvin Johnson, retired American football player and contestant on Dancing with the Stars season 23
Michelle Payne, Australian jockey
Dani Pedrosa, Spanish motorcycle racer
September 30 – T-Pain, American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor
Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian long distance runner
Porcelain Black, American industrial pop singer-songwriter
Matt Healy, lead singer and guitarist of the band Rock Incorporated
Courtney Lee, American basketball player
Megumi Takamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer
Nathalie Kelley, Peruvian actress
Nicola Roberts, Member of British pop group Girls Aloud
Brooke Valentine, American singer
October 7 – Evan Longoria, American professional baseball player
Kimberly Kevon Williams, American actress
Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter and music producer
Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress
October 9 – Frankmusik, English electropop musician
Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
Aaron Himelstein, American actor
Margaret Berger, Norwegian electropop singer-songwriter
Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress
Daniel Clark, American-Canadian actor
Justin Forsett, American football player
Sherlyn, Mexican actress
October 16 – Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer
October 17 – Stephanie McIntosh, Irish-Anglo film actor and model
October 18 – Iori Nomizu, Japanese voce atress, actress and singer
October 19 – RR Enriquez, Filipino model, television host and actress
October 20 – Jennifer Freeman, American actress
October 21 – Danny Wylde, American porn actor
Hadise, Belgian singer of Turkish descent
Zac Hanson, American musician
Manpei Takagi, Japanese actor
Shinpei Takagi, Japanese actor
Masiela Lusha, Albanian-American actress, poet, and humanitarian
Chris Neal, English footballer
October 24 – Wayne Rooney, English footballer
Ciara, African-American singer
John Robinson, American actor
Andrea Bargnani, Italian professional basketball player
Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress
October 27 – Troian Bellisario, American actress
November 2 – Josh Grelle, American voice actor
Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player
Philipp Tschauner, German footballer
November 4 – Victoria Leigh Soto, American educator (d. 2012)
Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
Elizabeth Rice, American actress
November 8 – Jack Osbourne, English television personality
Giovonnie Samuels, American actress
Ricki-Lee Coulter, former Australian Idol contestant and singer
Kalan Porter, Canadian singer
Raquel Guerra, Portuguese singer and actress
Robin Uthappa, Indian cricketer
November 12 – Daria Bijak, German artistic gymnast
Michael Bennett, American football player
Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
Simo-Pekka Olli, Finnish volleyball player
November 14 – Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
Lily Aldridge, American model
Casnel Bushay, Vincentian sprinter
Nick Fradiani, American singer
November 17 – Bea Saw, Filipino actress
November 20 – Dan Byrd, American actor
November 21 – Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer-songwriter
November 22 – Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian football player
Katie Crown, American actress
Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
November 25 – Marcus Hellner, Swedish cross-country skier
November 27 – Alison Pill, Canadian actress
Magdolna Rúzsa, Hungarian singer
Ryan Sampson, British actor
Kaley Cuoco, American actress
Chrissy Teigen, American model
Philip DeFranco, American YouTube star and video blogger
Janelle Monáe, African-American R&B/soul musician
Chanel Preston, American porn actress
December 2 – Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer
László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
Amanda Seyfried, American actress
Stephen Dawson, Irish footballer
Krista Siegfrids, Finnish singer
December 5 – Frankie Muniz, American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racecar driver
December 6 – Dulce María, Mexican actress
December 7 – Jon Moxley, American professional wrestler
December 8 – Dwight Howard, American basketball player
December 9 – Wil Besseling, Dutch golfer
Raven-Symoné, African-American actress and singer
Edmund Entin, American actor
Gary Entin, American actor
Meghan Linsey, American singer-songwriter, contestant from The Voice season 8
Matt Forté, American football player
December 11 – Samantha Steele, American sportscaster
December 12 – Juan Camilo Zúñiga, Colombian footballer
December 14 – Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress
December 17 – Greg James, British radio DJ
December 18 – Hana Soukupová, Czech model
Christina Loukas, American diver
Lady Sovereign, British rapper
David Reale, Canadian actor
James Stewart Jr., American motorcycle racer
Tom Sturridge, English actor
December 22 – Edurne, Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter
Harry Judd, English drummer (McFly)
Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor
Yu Shirota, Japanese actor and singer
Beth Behrs, American actress
December 27 – Paul Stastny, Canadian-American professional ice hockey player
December 29 – Alexa Ray Joel, American singer, songwriter and pianist
December 31 – Jonathan Horton, American gymnast
January 2 – Gabriel Elorde, Filipino boxer (b. 1935)
January 4 – Sir Brian Horrocks, British general (b. 1895)
January 5 – Robert L. Surtees, American cinematographer (b. 1906)
January 13 – Carol Wayne, American actress (b. 1942)
January 14 – Jetta Goudal, Dutch-born actress (b. 1891)
January 18 – Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, Sudanese religious thinker (b. 1909)
January 20 – Gillis W. Long, American politician (b. 1923)
January 22 – Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
Georges Portmann, French physician. (b. 1890)
Billy Cook, Australian jockey (b. 1910)
January 31 – Tatsuzō Ishikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1905)
February 4 – Jesse Hibbs, American film director (b. 1906)
February 6 – Neil McCarthy, British actor (b. 1932)
William Lyons, British automobile engineer and designer (b. 1901)
Marvin Miller, American actor (b. 1913)
February 11 – Henry Hathaway, American film director (b. 1898)
February 12 – Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (b. 1924)
February 18 – Randolph E. Haugan, American author, editor and publisher (b. 1902)
February 20 – Clarence Nash, American actor (b. 1904)
Ina Claire, American actress (b. 1893)
Louis Hayward, British actor (b. 1909)
February 22 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russia-born Jewish American violinist (b. 1889)
February 26 – Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician (b. 1902)
Iain Moncreiffe, Scottish genealogist and Officer of Arms (b. 1919)
J. Pat O'Malley, English actor (b. 1904)
March 3 – Iosif Shklovsky, Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1916)
March 7 – George Schick, Czechoslovakian conductor and music educator (b. 1908)
March 8 – Edward Andrews, American actor (b. 1914)
Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet politician (b. 1911)
Bob Nieman, American baseball player (b. 1927)
March 12 – Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian conductor (b. 1899)
March 13 – Mabel Alvarez, American painter (b. 1891)
March 16 – Roger Sessions, American composer (b. 1896)
March 21 – Sir Michael Redgrave, English actor (b. 1908)
Doctor Richard Beeching, Chairman of British Rail (b. 1913)
Zoot Sims, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
March 28 – Marc Chagall, Russian-born painter (b. 1887)
Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer (b. 1933)
Gerhard Stock, German athlete (b. 1911)
March 30 – Shizuko Kasagi, Japanese singer (b. 1914)
March 31 – Michel Georges-Michel, French painter, journalist, novelist (b. 1883)
April 4 – Kate Roberts, Welsh-language authors (b. 1891)
April 6 – Terence Sanders, British Olympic rower - coxless fours (b. 1901)
April 7 – Carl Schmitt, German jurist, political theorist, and professor of law (b. 1888)
April 8 – J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
April 11 – Enver Hoxha, Albanian head of state (b. 1908)
April 14 – Noele Gordon, British actress (b. 1919)
April 15 – Jack Medica, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1914)
April 16 – Scott Brady, American actor (b. 1924)
April 17 – Evadne Price (aka Helen Zenna Smith), Australian-British writer, actress and astrologer (b. 1888)
April 18 – Gertrude Caton–Thompson, English archaeologist (b. 1888)
John Welsh, English actor (b.1904)
Tancredo Neves, Brazilian elected president (b. 1910)
April 22 – Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
April 23 – Kent Smith, American actor (b. 1907)
April 25 – Richard Haydn, English actor (b. 1905)
April 26 – Albert Maltz, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1908)
May 1 – Denise Robins, (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (b. 1897)
May 4 – Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
May 5 – Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
Pete Desjardins, American Olympic diver (b. 1907)
Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
May 7 – Dawn Addams, British actress (b. 1930)
Theodore Sturgeon, American writer (b. 1918)
Dolph Sweet, American actor (b. 1920)
May 9 – Edmond O'Brien, American actor (b. 1915)
Tahar Ben Ammar, Tunisian politician (b. 1889)
Florizel von Reuter, American violinist and composer (b. 1890)
May 12 – Jean Dubuffet, French artist (b. 1901)
Selma Diamond, American actress (b. 1920)
Leatrice Joy, American actress (b. 1893)
May 15 – Rama Devi, leader of nationalists in Orissa. (b. 1889)
May 16 – Shirley Ximena Hopper Russell, American artist (b. 1886)
May 17 – Andrej Bicenko, Russian fresco painter. (b. 1886)
May 19 – W. H. Diddle, American amateur golfer (b. 1882)
May 22 – Charles Murphy, American architect. (b. 1890)
May 28 – Roy Plomley, English radio broadcaster, producer, playwright and novelist (b. 1914)
May 30 – George K. Arthur, English actor and producer (b. 1899)
June 1 – Eugène Séguy, French entomologist (b. 1890)
June 5 – Lord George-Brown, British politician (b. 1914)
Norman W. Walker, British businessman (b. 1886)
Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher and musicologist (b. 1903)
Georgia Hale, American actress (b. 1905)
Gordon Rollings, British actor (b. 1926)
June 9 – Matsutarō Kawaguchi, Japanese novelist (b. 1899)
June 10 – George Chandler, American actor (b. 1898)
June 11 – Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (b. 1954)
June 12 – Czesław Marek, Polish composer, pianist (b. 1891)
Percy Fender, English cricketer (b. 1892)
Andy Stanfield, American Olympic athlete (b. 1927)
June 17 – George Jackson, English footballer (b. 1893)
June 21 – Tage Erlander, Swedish politician and 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
June 28 – James Craig, American actor (b. 1912)
David Purley, British race car driver (b. 1945)
Hector Nicol, Scottish entertainer (b. 1920)
July 4 – Jan de Quay, Dutch politician and psychologist, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1959–1963) (b. 1901)
Phil Foster, American actor (b. 1913)
Simon Kuznets, American economist (b. 1901)
July 9 – Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
July 14 – Lluís Solé, Spanish geographer and academic (b. 1908).
July 16 – Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
July 17 – Margo, Mexican-American actress (b. 1917)
Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer (b. 1938)
Louisa Ghijs, Belgian stage actress and wife of Johannes Heesters (b. 1902)
July 21 – Alvah Cecil Bessie, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1904)
July 22 – Matti Järvinen, Finnish Olympic athlete (b. 1909)
Kay Kyser, American bandleader (b. 1905)
Mickey Shaughnessy, American actor (b. 1920)
July 25 – Grant Williams, American actor (b. 1931)
July 26 – Grace Albee, American printmaker and wood engraver. (b. 1890)
July 27 – John Scarne, American magician and card expert (b. 1903)
August 2 – Frank Faylen, American actor (b. 1905)
August 5 – Arnold Horween, Harvard Crimson and NFL football player (b. 1898)
August 6 – Forbes Burnham, 1st Prime Minister of Guyana and 2nd President of Guyana (b. 1923)
August 8 – Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906)
August 10 – Kenny Baker, American actor and singer (b. 1912)
Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer, well known by his most famous song, "Sukiyaki", killed in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 (b. 1941)
August 14 – Gale Sondergaard, American actor (b. 1899)
August 15 – Lester Cole, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1904)
August 22 – Paul Peter Ewald, German-born American crystallographer and physicist (b. 1888)
August 24 – Morrie Ryskind, American dramatist (b. 1895)
August 25 – Samantha Smith, American schoolgirl activist (b. 1972)
August 28 – Ruth Gordon, American actress (b. 1896)
Evelyn Ankers, British actress (b. 1918)
Patrick Barr, British actor (b. 1908)
August 30 – Taylor Caldwell, Anglo-American writer (b. 1900)
August 31 – Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
September 1 – Stefan Bellof, race car driver and 1984 World SportsCars (Group C) Champion (b. 1957)
Isabel Jeans, British actress (b. 1891)
George O'Brien, American actor (b. 1899)
Isabel Cox-Meighen, wife of Canadian prime minister Arthur Meighen (b. 1882)
Little Brother Montgomery, American musician (b. 1906)
Bruiser Kinard, American football player (Brooklyn Dodgers) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1914)
Rodney Robert Porter, English biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1917)
José Zabala-Santos, Filipino cartoonist (b. 1911)
George Pólya, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1887)
September 8 – John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1897)
September 9 – Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1893)
Jock Stein, Scottish football player and manager (b. 1922)
William Alwyn, English composer (b. 1905)
Masako Natsume, Japanese actress (b. 1957)
September 14 – Julian Beck, American actor (b. 1925)
September 17 – Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)
September 19 – Italo Calvino, Italian writer (b. 1923)
September 22 – Axel Springer, German journalist and the founder and owner of the Axel Springer AG (b. 1912)
September 27 – Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
Floyd Crosby, American cinematographer (b. 1899)
Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist, creator of the Richter magnitude scale (b. 1900)
Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
October 1 – E. B. White, American writer (b. 1899)
Rock Hudson, American actor (b. 1925)
George Savalas, American actor, brother of Telly Savalas (b. 1924)
October 4 – Franklin Merrell-Wolff, American philosopher (b. 1887)
October 6 – John W. Snyder, American businessman and Cabinet Secretary (b. 1895)
October 8 – Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
Yul Brynner, American actor (b. 1920)
Orson Welles, American actor and director (b. 1915)
Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (b. 1910)
Ricky Wilson, American guitarist (b. 1953)
October 14 – Emil Gilels, Soviet pianist (b. 1916)
Masuiyama Daishirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1919)
Dan White, American politician and murderer (Moscone–Milk assassinations) (b. 1946)
October 22 – Thomas Townsend Brown, American inventor (b. 1905)
October 24 – László Bíró, Hungarian inventor of the ballpoint pen (b. 1899)
October 25 – Morton Downey, American singer (b. 1901)
October 29 – John Davis Lodge, American actor and politician (b. 1903)
October 31 – Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
Quick Draw Rick McGraw, American professional wrestler (b. 1955)
Ōuchiyama Heikichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1926)
Phil Silvers, American entertainer (b. 1911)
November 2 – William Lummis, British military historian (b. 1886)
Spencer W. Kimball, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)
Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
November 8 – Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgian cyclist (b. 1899)
November 9 – Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (b. 1946)
November 11 – Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish Professional Hockey goaltender (b. 1959)
William Pereira, American architect (b. 1909)
George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
November 16 – Stuart Chase, American economist (b. 1888)
Lon Nol, Cambodian general and statesman, 32nd Prime Minister of Cambodia and 7th President of Khmer Republic (b. 1913)
Jimmy Ritz, American actor (b. 1904)
November 19 – Stepin Fetchit, American actor (b. 1902)
November 24 – Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (b. 1911)
November 25 – Geoffrey Grigson, British poet, writer, critic (b. 1905)
Fernand Braudel, French historian (b. 1902)
Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (b. 1920)
November 28 – Johnny McNally, American football player, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
December 2 – Philip Larkin, English Poet and Novelist (b. 1922)
Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1893)
Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (b. 1917)
Robert Graves, English writer (b. 1895)
Potter Stewart, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1915)
December 8 – Bill Wambsganss, second baseman in Major League Baseball (b. 1894)
Anne Baxter, American actress (b. 1923)
Ian Stewart, Scottish rock musician (b. 1938)
December 13 – Paul Caraway, American general and High Commissioner (b. 1905)
December 14 – Roger Maris, American baseball player (b. 1934)
December 15 – Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat (b. 1899)
December 16 – William H. Pettit, Christian missionary to Bangladesh (b. 1885)
December 21 – Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
December 22 – D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (b. 1958)
Ferhat Abbas, Algerian nationalist (b. 1899)
Prince Bira, Prince of Siam and Formula One driver (b. 1914)
Kouzou Sasaki, Japanese politician (b. 1900)
Erich Schaedler, Scottish footballer (b. 1949)
December 26 – Dian Fossey, American biologist (b. 1932)
December 27 – Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player and coach (b. 1906)
Ricky Nelson, American actor and rock musician (b. 1940)
Sam Spiegel, Polish-born film producer (b. 1903)
Andrej Bicenko, Russian fresco painter and muralist (b. 1886)
Kaare Bratung, Norwegian cartoonist (b. 1906)
Hamlet Gonashvili, Georgian singer (b. 1928)
The 1998 romantic comedy, There's Something about Mary intro is set in 1985. The main character lands a prom date with his crush in High School but is cut short after an embarrassing zipper incident.
The 1980s sci-fi comedy, Back to the Future takes place in October 1985.
Physics – Klaus von Klitzing
Chemistry – Herbert A. Hauptman, Jerome Karle
Literature – Claude Simon
Peace – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Economics – Franco Modigliani
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Michael S. Brown, Joseph L. Goldstein
1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.