Timeline: 1985

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1985

  • January 1 (Tuesday). The Hamburglar (93) undergoes spontaneous de-aging.1
  • January 3 (Thursday). Ren Daggle (27) escapes the custody of the Computer Tyrants of Colu with the help of Vril Dox II (16). Dox keeps the Durlan as a slave.2
  • January 5 (Saturday). The Doctor (sixth incarnation) and Peri Brown (22) arrive at the I.M. Foreman Scrapyard in London in the TARDIS, and discover the mercenary Gustave Lytton, working with the Cybermen. They follow the threat to the future.3
  • January 24 (Thursday). While the Keaton family hosts a telethon during a blizzard, Elyse Keaton (38) gives birth to a baby boy, later named Andrew. The boy's father Steven (38) is stuck at home during the blizzard.4
  • January 30 (Wednesday). Professional climbers Nana Innugati (15) and Popo Arnauyq (15) climb a mountain, and find themselves assaulted by a polar bear in hot pink shorts, as well as other creatures. When they reach the summit of the mountain, they encounter a pterodactyl.5
  • February 1 (Friday). The Doctor (second incarnation) and Jamie McCrimmon (29/1748) arrive on Space Station Chimera in the TARDIS. On a mission for the Celestial Intervention Agency, they attempt to persuade the Vejpayn scientist Joinson Dastari away from time travel experimentation. They are attacked by Dastari's Androgum allies, one of whom wants to eat Jamie. The Doctor is taken captive and the station abandoned, while Jamie becomes feral, living for months alone on the deadly station.6
  • February 16 (Saturday). The Doctor (sixth incarnation), Peri Brown, and Jamie McCrimmon arrive in Seville, Spain. They rescue the Doctor's second incarnation and defeat the Androgum/Sontaran alliance. The Doctors go their separate ways in their TARDISes with their respective companions.7
  • February 22 (Friday). The nine human/H'San Natall hybrid children are born in various locations around the world. They are Isaiah Crockett, Cody Driscoll, Antonia Monetti, Graciela Roman, Mickey Gorman Jr., and four other infants. One of the others is immediately placed in a virtual reality environment by the H'San Natall leaders, where she will receive the name Audrey Spears.8
  • February 28 (Thursday). Sarah Connor (19), on the move for a year, gives birth to son and future savior John Connor.9
  • March 7-25. The Gathering of the Immortals begins. The Kurgan () and Connor MacLeod () end up as the last two Immortals in the Los Angeles area, and Connor slays the Kurgan, absorbing his power. Connor is given a vast amount of power, but it is only temporary, as it is a False Prize, and The Game continues. Alien agents immediately resurrect The Kurgan.10
  • March 15-16 (Friday-Saturday). Lynn Belvedere (64) comes to the suburbs of Pittsburgh to interview for the position of housekeeper with the Owen family, who need help with home maintenance with mother Marsha Owens back in school. Initially rejected by father George Owens, he is allowed to spend the night with the Owenses due to a blizzard. While there, he offers advice and insight to the three children Kevin, Heather, and Wesley. The next day, Marsha and George are impressed enough to hire Belvedere on.11
  • March 27 (Wednesday). The Autobots discover the body of the Predacon Waspinator. Detecting his chronometric signature, they store him with the intention of reactivating him when his present has been reached.12
  • April 11 (Friday). Shermer, Illinois high school student Wyatt Donnelly (15) has his best friend Gary Wallace (15) stay over his house, as his parents are away. Gary, inspired by a film dramatization of Dr. Victor Frankenstein's creation of his homunculus, suggests they create a virtual woman. Using Wyatt's oddly advanced personal computer, Wyatt (a latent techno-sorcerer) accesses the computational power of various secret societies' super computers. The techno-mystical energies cause the creation of a human-like feminine avatar of the two boys' male fantasies, who has bizarre and unstable mystical power. The avatar, named Lisa by Gary, takes the boys out on the town.13
  • April 12-13 (Saturday-Sunday). The digital life-form avatar Lisa manipulates and causes chaos in the lives of Wyatt Donnelly and Gary Wallace over the weekend. She nearly rapes Wyatt while giving him experience in wearing women's clothing; she turns Wyatt's thuggish older brother Chet temporarily into a turd monster; she makes the boys throw a party to impress rival guys' girlfriends, which she crashes with artificial motorcycle gangs; she temporarily wipes Gary's parents' memories, and freezes Wyatt's grandparents; she allows them to attempt to create another Lisa for the rival guys, but this time they instead create a giant missile. She ultimately restores the Donnelly home and all the people, while Gary and Wyatt have become more confident and now are dating the rival guys' girlfriends. Lisa departs to pursue a career as a gym teacher.14
  • King Egger of Egger Land abducts Princess Lalala (35) of Eden Land. Lololo (35) goes on an adventure to rescue her.15
  • May 1 (Wednesday). While the Doctor (seventh incarnation) and Raine Creevy (25/1989) get sent on a jaunt through dimensions, they run into a man claiming to be a later incarnation of the Doctor, in actuality the Master (fifteenth incarnation). This "older" Doctor travels to UNIT HQ in search of a powerful device, and meets up with scientific advisor Elizabeth Klein (40), whose life has been hell with the seventh Doctor having visited her and made her paranoid. UNIT faces an invasion of extra-dimensional threats, with this new Doctor reluctantly helping. The seventh Doctor and Raine show up, and the threats escalate, until the new Doctor gets his device and abducts the seventh Doctor, revealing himself to be the Master. The Doctor, with the help of Raine, Klein, and UNIT, defeats the Master and stops the dimensional collapse. The Doctor apologizes to Klein after she learns of her Nazi counterpart.16
  • May 10 (Friday). At her wedding to Dr. Frasier Crane (), Diane Chambers (35) runs out during the exchange of vows.17
  • May 12 (Sunday). Coach Ernie Pantusso (61) dies of a heart attack.18
  • May 19 (Sunday). Dorothy (55) and Stanley Zbornak divorce.
  • May 28-29 (Tuesday-Wednesday). Mike Hanlon (38) calls his old friends in the "Losers' Club" asking them to return to Derry, Maine to help him defeat the creature It as they had sworn to in 1958. He calls Stan Uris (38) in Atlanta, who commits suicide, slitting his wrists while taking a bath, writing the word "IT" in his own blood as he dies; Richie Tozier (38) in Los Angeles, who agrees to come; Ben Hanscom (38) in Nebraska, who agrees to come, but nearly kills himself with alcohol; Eddie Kaspbrak (38), in the New York City area, who agrees and has to calm his wife Myra; Beverly Rogan (38) in Chicago, who agrees to come, but she has to escape her abusive husband Tom, having to beat him up herself; and Bill Denbrough (38) in in Fleet, England, who agrees, and explains and scares his wife Audra Phillips.19
  • May 30 (Thursday). The surviving members of the Losers' Club have a reunion at a Chinese restaurant. They learn of Stan Uris's suicide, and remember some things and learn of the recent murders. They agree to fight It. They have a joint encounter with It, as it sends tiny horrors in their fortune cookies. The returnees go separately around town, and Ben Hanscom, Eddie Kaspbrak, Bev Rogan, and Richie Tozier each have an encounter with It, but they all escape. Bill Denbrough finds his old bicycle Silver, buys it, and brings it to Mike Hanlon's house. They all reunite at the Derry Public Library that evening.20
  • May 31 (Friday). Tom Rogan, under the influence of It, abducts Audra Phillips as the both stay in a hotel in Derry. He brings Audra to its lair, and dies from horror. Audra herself goes catatonic in seeing the monster in its spider form. Henry Bowers (39), having escaped from a sanitarium with the help of It, attacks Mike Hanlon when he is alone, badly wounding him. Henry, severely injured, goes to the Derry Town House and attacks Eddie Kaspbrak, breaking his arm, but is killed in the process. Bill Denbrough, Bev Rogan, Richie Tozier, and Ben Hanscom join Eddie, and after learning of Mike's injuries, head to the Barrens to confront It.21
  • May 31. The five able-bodied members of the Losers' Club traverse the sewers beneath Derry. They have only one encounter with It en route, as it takes the form of George Denbrough; Bill manages to overcome this glamour. They confront It again in Its lair, and the Ritual of Chüd begins again. Bill is unable to face it alone in the otherspace, and so Richie Tozier joins him. While this happens, Eddie Kaspbrak (38) protects their physical bodies by using his aspirator as a weapon against It. It bites off Eddie's arm, and he dies from his injury. It flees after the Ritual ends, and the Losers chase It. Bill crushes Its heart, as Ben Hanscom kills Its miscarried young.22
  • May 31. A massive rain storm brought about by the intersection of fates and the destruction of a major principality ravages Derry, Maine. Many of the landmarks of the city are destroyed, and the downtown area begins to collapse. Dozens are killed. At the end of the storm, the four surviving members of the Losers' Club that went to slay It, with Audra Phillips in tow, come out survivors.23
  • June 2 (Sunday). Little Mac Zuccelli () defeats Kenji "Piston" Hondo in his first WVBA Major Circuit bout.24
  • June 5 (Wednesday). Ferris Bueller (17) feigns illness to get out of school. Hooking up with his actually sick best friend, Cameron Frye, he travels through the city of Chicago, engaging in mischief. He recruits his girlfriend in the middle of the day, and despite the interference of his angry sister Jeanie and the attempts by his high school principal to catch him, he succeeds in fooling his parents completely.25
  • June 9 (Sunday). Little Mac Zuccelli defeats Stephan "Bear Hugger" Canuck in his second WVBA Major Circuit bout.26
  • June 10 (Monday). Bill Denbrough brings his wife with him on his old bike Silver and races through Derry. The act snaps her out of her catatonia.27
  • June 16 (Sunday). Little Mac Zuccelli defeats Indra "Great Tiger" Singh in his third WVBA Major Circuit bout.28
  • June 23 (Sunday). Little Mac Zuccelli defeats WVBA Major Circuit Champion Maldonaldo "Don" Flamenco.29
  • Bliss Utonium (1) suffers an overload of her powers after insisting on milk for her cereal. The explosive energies nearly kills her father Professor Craig Utonium (). Realizing the threat she posed to those she loves, she departs Townsville and the professor and her best friend, the chimp Jojo (). She finds herself on secluded Birdpoop Island, where she befriends a tiny elephant named Mih, who is actually a time-complicated demon Him in a personality-suppressing form as part of an elaborate plan.30
  • Friends Dorothy Zbornak (55), Blanche Devereaux (54), and Rose Nylund (52) move in together in a large house in Miami, Florida.31
  • July 8 (Monday). Martin Brody (52) dies of a heart attack induced by sudden realization that there is a shark curse on his family, as well as complications due to heart disease brought on by 30 years of smoking.32
  • July 21 (Sunday). While on a boat, small child Daisy Law (3) falls overboard. She is quickly grabbed by alien scientists to be experimented upon.33
  • August 23 (Friday). Jerry Sledge is born, inheriting retro-mystical powers derived from his father Carl Creel (), who had raped his mother.
  • September 1 (Sunday). The Koopa King Bowser () invades the Mushroom Kingdom. The peaceful Toad people are unable to put up much of a resistance, and the Shrem numbers are too small. The Goomba species allies with the Koopa Troop, and the Kingdom surrenders within a day. Bowser takes Shrem Princess Peach () to his castle near the Mushroom Kingdom/Koopa Kingdom border.34
  • September 4 (Wednesday). After her nursing home Shady Pines burns down, Sophia Petrillo (79) moves in with her daughter Dorothy and her friends.35
  • September 7 (Saturday). Ted Lawson brings home, and activates for the first time, his child-like android, V.I.C.I. (Voice Input Child Identicant). He and his wife Joan and son Jamie attempt to integrate her into their family. They start calling her Vicki.36
  • September 9 (Monday). Scientists Maureen (27) and John Robinson's (28) second child, Penelope Roberta Robinson, is born.37
  • September 13 (Friday). The Mario Brothers Mario and Luigi (both ), plumbers working in the sewers beneath New York, discover a warp zone to the Mushroom Kingdom on the mystical world of Shrem. They meet the Toad named Toad (21), who informs them of the conquest of the Kingdom. Mario, apparently insane, decides to fight back, and brings Luigi and Toad along for the trip.38
  • September 13-21. Mario, Luigi, and Toad travel through the Mushroom Kingdom, liberating six castles between Peach's Castle and Bowser's Castle. Mario and Luigi first experience the lower gravity of Shrem, and encounter Super Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, and Starmen, gaining mystical power. They face various enemies along the way.39
  • September 18 (Wednesday). Dr. Roxanne Turner () begins working as an obstetrician at St. Eligius Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • September 20 (Friday). Matt Trakker's (34) M.A.S.K. team sets out to recover a meteorite with life-manipulating potential. V.E.N.O.M. head Miles Manheim (55) tries to keep the meteorite away from Trakker by splitting it in three parts. The team recovers two of the parts, but member Hondo MacLean is badly injured. Matt's obnoxious son Scott (10) and Scott's crappy robot T-Bot (1) manage to recover the third part, and Hondo survives. The meteorite becomes inert, but not before releasing a bizarre radiation that slows the aging of the entire M.A.S.K. team.40
  • September 21 (Saturday). Mario Mario confronts Bowser Koopa, knocking him into lava. Mario frees Princess Peach, and decides to remain in the Mushroom Kingdom.Events of game //Super Mario Bros.// (1985).
  • September 21. The spined Mojoid Arize creates the television star Longshot using DNA from the mysterious time-traveler Shatterstar.
  • September 26 (Thursday). Woody Boyd (24) visits the Cheers bar in Boston hoping to meet his friend Coach Pantusso. After learning Coach has died, Woody is hired on as a bartender by owner Sam Malone (37).41
  • October 1 (Tuesday). Matt Murdock (20) meets Elektra Natchios (22). The two begin a whirlwind romance.
  • October 2 (Wednesday). Actor Rock Hudson (59) dies from complications due to AIDS.42
  • October 5 (Saturday). Jerrica Benton (), using advanced holographic program Synergy, adopts the identity of Jem and leads her makeshift band in competition against a group called the Misfits. In her true identity, she agrees to a wager with Misfits' manager Eric Raymond that they hold a second competition in six months, and the winner would gain control of Starlight Music, her late father's company. A random eccentric entrepreneur sweetens the deal by offering the winner a feature film contract and a free mansion.43
  • October 10 (Thursday). Famed actor Orson Welles (70) dies of a heart attack.
  • October 11 (Friday). Mercenary Edward Blake, once the hero the Comedian, is attacked by his former colleague Ozymandias (), who knocks him from a high-rise building. He dies upon impact with the ground. Another former colleague, Rorschach (), begins investigating the murder.44
  • October 15 (Tuesday). Sondra Huxtable (21) introduces her boyfriend Elvin Tibideaux (21) to her family.45
  • October 22 (Tuesday). Lois () and Peter Griffin's () second child, Christopher Cross Griffin, is born.46
  • October 26 (Saturday). Marty McFly (17) meets up with Doc Emmett Brown () to help in his initial use of the prototype DeLorean time vehicle. When Libyan terrorists attack, Marty escapes in the DeLorean, inadvertently traveling back in time to 1955. Shortly after returning to the present, Doc drops Marty off at home, and Doc goes forward in time.47 Hours later, after Marty discovers the changes in the timeline, Doc returns, and picks up Marty and Jennifer Parker (17), and they travel to 2015. Upon returning still later, Jennifer is left at her home, unconscious, while Doc and Marty travel back to 1955.48
  • October 27 (Sunday). Marty McFly returns from an extended temporal sojourn to 1885 and the DeLorean is immediately destroyed by a train. Marty reconnects with Jennifer Parker, and runs into Doc Brown () and his wife Clara () and children Jules () and Verne () (all 1905) as they briefly arrive via the Time Train before taking off for more temporal adventures.49
  • November 8 (Friday). The Doctor (sixth incarnation) and Peri Brown (22) arrive on the derelict Space Station Chimera, and rescue Jamie McCrimmon (29). The trio go back in time a few months.50
  • November 18 (Monday). Calvin Watterson (6) receives a stuffed tiger as a gift. He names it Hobbes (tiger). It immediately begins talking to him, though he is the only one who can perceive its actions, as it has been imbued with life by the wizard Satanus as part of an elaborate scheme. However, rather than any malevolent acts, it begins subtly debating philosophy with the child.51
  • November 18. Big Bird () finally gets the adult humans on Sesame Street (including Gordon and Susan Robinson, Bob Johnson, Linda Bove, Luis Rodriguez, Maria Figueroa, David Calloway, Uncle Wally McClutcheon, and teenager Petey Castrodad), as well as Elmo () and a bunch of children, to meet Snuffy Snuffleupagus (18).52
  • November 20 (Wednesday). The power mad Sagracian and former Finder Secundus arrives on Earth fleeing his ex-partner, Abraxas. Seeking to ensure his eventual rise to power, he telekinetically rapes a human woman named Sonia Murray outside Thornbury, New York, and impregnates her with his fast-growing fetus. Abraxas finds Secundus, and captures him, sending him away to prison. Abraxas defies orders and does not execute Murray. Murray gives birth to a baby boy, that she names Thomas. She brings the child home, and is subsequently disowned.53
  • Other births: Alphonsus Lefszycic (February 10), Makoto Hyuga (February 13), twins Zan and Jayna (April 23),Yoshida Leyu (April 24), Gihoe Ga (May 23), Ryoji Kaji (June 17), Amy Rose (July 5), Dee Dee Tartakovsky (July 22), Damara Sinclaire (August 5), Gadget Hackwrench (August 31), Trey Rollins (September 1), Daniel Edward Holt (October 14), Ritsuko Akagi (November 21), Robert Adelvice Generic (November 29), Penny Cuoco (December 2)54, Laura McCabe (December 7), Diego Armando (December 19)

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