The world's first mobile phone call is made, Barry McGuigan wins the world featherweight title, U2 play their first ever Croke Park headline gig, and Live Aid rocks the world.
Roger Moore stands down as James Bond and replace by Timothy Dalton. 'Out of Africa' becomes the Academy Award Best Picture winner and 'Back to the Future' is the biggest film of the year followed by The Goonies, Cocoon and Out of Africa.
As Coronation Street celebrated 25 years a new soap is born in the UK as Eastenders appears on BBC 1. We also see the start of Cilla Black's 'Blind Date'.