Seven of the previous eight European Cups had been won by English sides prior to Juventus's defeat of Liverpool FC in the 1985 final.
• France and Juventus forward, and future UEFA President, Michel Platini wins the Ballon d'Or for the third year in a row.
• Steve Davis beats Dennis Taylor on the final ball of the final frame to win the World Snooker Championship.
• Live Aid, the brainchild of Sir Bob Geldof, is held to raise funds for the relief of the Ethiopian famine.
• Microsoft Corporation, founded ten years earlier, releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.