2000s|Prince of Wales – Charles
Princess of Wales – Diana
Secretary of State for Wales – Nicholas Edwards
Archbishop of Wales – Derrick Childs, Bishop of Monmouth
Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – Elerydd
May 16 - Dean Hancock and Russell Shankland are convicted of murder at Cardiff Crown Court and jailed for life. The previous November, at the height of the miners' strike, they caused the death of a taxi driver by dropping a concrete block onto his car as it passed under a bridge.
June 29 - A55 Colwyn Bay Bypass completed.
July 4 - At the Brecon and Radnor by-election caused by the death of sitting Conservative MP Tom Ellis Hooson, local farmer Richard Livsey takes the seat for the Liberals.
December 20 - Swansea City, struggling in the English Third Division just three years after being in the First, are issued with a winding-up order in the High Court and are at risk of closure and being forced out of the Football League.
Terry Matthews sells his stake in Mitel to British Telecom.
Cefn is founded to campaign for the civil rights of Welsh speakers.
The Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies is founded at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Seventeen women are prosecuted on conspiracy charges after the occupation of a nuclear bunker near Carmarthen.
Robat Powell becomes the first Welsh learner to win the Chair at the National Eisteddfod (see below).
National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Rhyl)
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - Robat Powell
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - John Roderick Rees
National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Margaret Dafydd
Alice Thomas Ellis - Unexplained Laughter
Lady Olwen Carey Evans - Lloyd George Was My Father
David Hughes - The Pork Butcher
Christopher Meredith - This
Robert Minhinnick - The Dinosaur Park
John Powell Ward - The Clearing
Ivor Wilks - South Wales and the Rising of 1839
Geraint Bowen - Cerddi
Bryan Martin Davies - Lleoedd
Harri Tudur a Chymru
Grym Tafodau Tân
Eluned Phillips - Cerddi Glyn-y-Mêl
Downtown Julie Brown makes her debut on Club MTV.
"Dwylo Dros y Môr", performed by various artists, is the Welsh charity song released in coordination with Band Aid.
Aled Jones - Aled Jones With The BBC Welsh Chorus (album)
Living Legends - Better Dead Than Wed
Jonathan Pryce stars in Brazil.
Richard Marquand directs Jagged Edge.
Sam Tân (Fireman Sam)
Horse racing - Hywel Davies wins the Grand National on "Last Suspect".
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year - Steve Jones, marathon runner
8 April - Gareth Rees, cricketer
16 April - Mark Baker, historian and author
13 May - Danny Thomas, footballer
16 June - Craig Morgan, footballer
17 July - Tom Cullen, actor
11 September - Danny Parslow, footballer
10 October - Marina Lambrini Diamandis, singer
14 December - Alex Pennie, musician
15 November - Simon Spender, footballer
Leon Pisani, pop singer
Perdita Weeks, actress
26 January - David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech, 66 (car accident)
4 April - Kate Roberts, author, 94
22 April – Sir Thomas Parry, academic, 80
8 May - Tom Hooson, politician, 52
9 June - Clifford Evans, actor, 73
1 September - Saunders Lewis, writer, 91
17 September - Laura Ashley, designer, 60 (brain haemorrhage)
28 October - Harold Davies, Baron Davies of Leek, politician, 81
1 November - Bruce Dargavel, singer
17 December - Gwyn Richards, dual-code rugby player, 79
1985 in Wales Wikipedia
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1985 to Wales and its people.