The first mobile phone call was made that year. The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes appeared for the first time. Marty McFly and Doc Brown met for the first time in the original Back to the Future, and Nintendo’s original NES system first showed up in American stores.
Of course, 1985 wasn’t all fun and games and time travel. There were some things we’d all rather forget. It was the peak of big 80’s hair and big 80’s shoulder pads. Coca Cola launched their doomed New Coke, and British scientists first noticed a big hole in the ozone layer of the atmosphere.
Despite all that, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate 1985.
If you’re planning a birthday bash for your favourite 80’s-baby, check out this game pack. It’s, like, totally awesome! Party on.