Category: 1985

Prince Charles dancing Ukrainian national Hopa…

Prince Charles dancing Ukrainian national Hopak dance, 1985

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Rare and early photographs of Sugar Baby Doll, a short-lived…

Rare and early photographs of Sugar Baby Doll, a short-lived Rock band formed by Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland.

Based on a true story: 36 amazing behind the scenes and…

Based on a true story: 36 amazing behind the scenes and publicity photos from the movie “Mask” (1985).

12 amazing photographs capture streets of New York’s…

12 amazing photographs capture streets of New York’s Meatpacking District in 1985.

Wham! With an admirer in Beijing, 1985

Wham! With an admirer in Beijing, 1985

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Queen singer Freddie Mercury and David Bowie t…

Queen singer Freddie Mercury and David Bowie talking backstage at the Live Aid concert, Wembley Stadium, London, 13th July 1985.

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Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1985

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1985

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A tragedy that shocked the sports world:Heysel…

A tragedy that shocked the sports world:Heysel drama: May 29, 1985: Juventus supporters struggle to save theirselves as wall collapses more in comments

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Approximately an hour before the Juventus-Liverpool final was due to kick off, Liverpool supporters charged at Juventus fans and breached a fence that was separating them from a “neutral area”. The cause of the rampage is disputed: many accounts, including Liverpool’s official website, attribute blame to the Italian fans for sparking the violence, but this claim is contested by other eye-witnesses and has been criticized for being unsubstantiated.[2] Juventus fans ran back on the terraces and away from the threat into a concrete retaining wall. Fans already standing near the wall were crushed; eventually the wall collapsed, allowing others to escape.[3] Many people climbed over to safety, but many others died or were badly injured. The game was played despite the disaster, with Juventus winning 1–0.[4]

The tragedy resulted in all English footballclubs being placed under an indefinite ban by UEFA from all European competitions (lifted in 1990–91), with Liverpool being excluded for an additional three years, later reduced to one,[5] and fourteen Liverpool fans found guilty of manslaughter and each sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. The disaster was later described as “the darkest hour in the history of the UEFA competitions”.[6]

39 people died. Security during big sports events was largely debated

Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara in front…

Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara in front of his Renault 5 during an official ceremony for the second anniversary of Burkina Faso’s revolution. Sankara ordered to replace the official fleet of Mercedes with cheaper Renault 5. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, August 4, 1985.

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Torch and Flame, Liberty Island, Manhattan, 19…

Torch and Flame, Liberty Island, Manhattan, 1985

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