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1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 985th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade.
1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
March March – The
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March 1 – After a 12-year-long dictatorship, Julio María Sanguinetti is sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Uruguay.
March 3 – The 8.0 Algarrobo earthquake hits Santiago and Valparaíso, Chile, leaving 177 dead, 2,575 injured, 142,489 houses destroyed, and approximately a million people homeless.
March 4 – The U.S. FDA approves a blood test for AIDS, used hereafter to screen all U.S. blood donations.
March 8 – A Beirut car bomb, planted in an attempt to assassinate Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, kills more than 80 people and injures 200 more.
March 15 – Vice-President José Sarney, upon becoming vice president, assumes the duties of president of Brazil, as the new president Tancredo Neves had become severely ill the day before. Sarney would later become Brazil's first civilian president in 21 years, upon Neves' death on April 21.
March 16 – Lebanon hostage crisis: Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut; he is released on December 4, 1991.
March 17 – Expo '85 is held in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, until September 16.
March 18 – Australia's longest-running soap opera, , debuts on Neighbours Seven Network.
March 21 – Canadian paraplegic athlete and activist Rick Hansen sets out on his 40,000 kilometres (25,000 mi), 26-month Man in Motion tour which raises US$26 million for spinal cord research and quality of life initiatives.
March 23 – The Organization Commune Africaine et Malgache is dissolved.
March 24 – U.S. Army military intelligence officer Arthur D. Nicholson is shot by Soviet military sergeant Aleksandr Ryabtsev at a Soviet military base in Ludwigslust, East Germany. March 25
May 1 - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport officially opens, becoming the new international gateway into Indonesia.
May 4 - The 30th Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden and is won by the Bobbysocks! song for La det swinge Norway.
May 5 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan joins West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for a controversial funeral service at a cemetery in Bitburg, West Germany, which includes the graves of 59 elite S.S. troops from World War II.
May 9 - The 3rd total Victory Day Parade (the first being in 1945 and the next in 1965) is held on Red Square in Moscow in the Soviet Union. It features T-34-85 tanks, veterans of World War II from Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, and is the first parade to be held during the reign of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode orders police to storm the radical group MOVE's headquarters to end a stand-off. The police drop an explosive device into the headquarters, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 61 city residents. The National Assembly of Kuwait grants women the right to vote. The right is later revoked in 1999 and then re-instated in 2005.
May 16 - Scientists of the British Antarctic Survey announce the discovery of the ozone hole.   
May 19 - John Anthony Walker Jr. is arrested by the FBI for passing classified naval communications to the Soviet Union.
May 23 - Thomas Patrick Cavanaugh is sentenced to life in prison for attempting to sell stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
May 25 - Approximately 10,000 people are killed when Bangladesh is affected by the storm surge from Tropical Storm One (1B).
May 26 - Young driver Danny Sullivan beats veteran Mario Andretti to win the 1985 Indianapolis 500. 
May 29 - Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-eight spectators are killed in rioting on the terraces during the European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium. May 31 - Forty-four tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, including a rare powerful F5. In total, the event killed 90 people.
June 6 - The remains of Josef Mengele, the physician notorious for Nazi human experimentation on inmates of Auschwitz concentration camp, buried in 1979 under the name of Wolfgang Gerhard, are exhumed in Embu das Artes, Brazil.
June 15 - Studio Ghibli, an animation studio, is founded in Tokyo.
June 17 - John Hendricks launches the Discovery Channel in the United States.
June 20 - 1985 Nepal bombings: A series of bomb blasts occurs in Kathmandu and other cities of Nepal.
June 22 - British and Irish police foil a "mainland bombing campaign" sponsored by the Provisional Irish Republican Army which targets luxury vacation resorts.
June 23 - Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747, is blown up by a terrorist bomb 31,000 feet (9,500 m) above the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland, on a Montreal-London-Delhi flight, killing all 329 aboard.
June 24 - STS-51-G: Space Shuttle completes its mission, best remembered for having Discovery Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a payload specialist. June 27 - The iconic U.S. Route 66 is officially decommissioned.
ATI Technologies is founded (originally as Array Technology) in North America by Lee Ka Lau, Francis Lau, Benny Lau and Kwok Yuen Ho.
August 2 - Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashes near Dallas, Texas, killing 137 people.
August 7 - Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
August 12 - Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Japan, killing 520 people (the worst single-aircraft disaster in history). Coincidentally the crash happened 10 days after the crash of Delta 191 only a week ago.
August 14 - The Accomarca massacre takes place in Ayacucho, Peru.
August 20 - Iran-Contra affair: The first arms, 96 BGM-71 TOWs, are sent to Iran in exchange for hostages in Lebanon and profits for the Nicaraguan Contras without public knowledge.
August 22 - British Airtours Flight 28M: The 737's left engine catches fire while on its takeoff roll at Manchester Airport in England and 55 people are killed while trying to evacuate the aircraft.
August 25 - Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 crashes in the United States killing all 8 on board including Samantha Smith.
August 28 - The first smoking ban for restaurants in the United States is passed in Aspen, Colorado.  August 31 - Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the Night Stalker, is captured in Los Angeles.
September 1 – The wreck of the RMS is located by a joint American-French expedition led by Dr. Titanic Robert Ballard ( WHOI) and Jean-Louis Michel ( IFREMER) using side-scan sonar from RV . Knorr 
September 2 – Hurricane Elena makes landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast after reaching a Category 3 status.
September 4 – Catcher Gary Carter of the New York Mets ties a record with five home runs in two games.
September 6 – Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9, crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, killing all 31 on board.
September 11 – Pete Rose becomes the all-time hit leader in Major League Baseball, with his 4,192nd hit at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
September 19 – An 8.0 earthquake strikes Mexico City, killing between 5,000 and 45,000 people and injuring 30,000 more.
September 20 – The capital gains tax is introduced to Australia. 
September 22 – The Plaza Accord is signed by five nations.
September 23 – Italian crime reporter Giancarlo Siani is killed by the Camorra.
September 26 – Kalina, the first captive orca born at SeaWorld as well as the first to survive past infancy, is born at SeaWorld Orlando. September 28 – Brixton riot in South London is sparked with the shooting of Dorothy "Cherry" Groce by the Metropolitan Police.
November 5 - In an all English match, Mark Kaylor defeats Errol Christie to become the middleweight boxing champion, after the two brawl in front of the cameras at the weigh-in.
November 6 – Palace of Justice siege: Members of the M-19 Marxist guerrilla group take over the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, Colombia, and hold the Supreme Court hostage. Hours later, after a military raid, the incident leaves almost half of the 25 Supreme Court Justices dead.
November 9 - In an all-Soviet match, 22-year-old Garry Kasparov defeats Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest-ever undisputed winner of the World Chess Championship.
November 12 - A total solar eclipse occurs over Antarctica at 14:11:22 UTC.
November 18 - Calvin and Hobbes comic strip debuts.
November 19 - Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
November 20 - Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.
November 23 - EgyptAir Flight 648 is hijacked by the Abu Nidal group and flown to Malta, where Egyptian commandos storm the plane; 60 are killed by gunfire and explosions.
November 25 - 1985 Aeroflot Antonov An-12 shoot-down: A Soviet Aeroflot Antonov An-12 cargo airplane, en route from Cuito Cuanavale to Luanda, is shot down by South African Special Forces and crashes approximately 43 km east of Menongue, the provincial center of the Cuando Cubango Province, Angola, killing 8 crew members and 13 passengers on board.
November 26 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan sells the rights to his autobiography to Random House for a record US$3 million. November 29 - Gérard Hoarau, exiled political leader from the Seychelles, is assassinated in London.
December 8 - The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is established.
December 11 - Hugh Scrutton is killed outside his Sacramento, California computer rental store by a Unabomber explosive, becoming the first fatality of the bombing campaign.
December 12 - Arrow Air Flight 1285, a Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256 people - 248 of whom were U.S. servicemen returning to Fort Campbell, Kentucky after overseeing a peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula.
December 16 - In New York City, American Mafia bosses Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead in front of Spark's Steak House, making hit organizer John Gotti the leader of the powerful Gambino crime family.
December 20 - Pope John Paul II announces the instituting of World Youth Day for Catholic youths.
December 24 - Extremist David Lewis Rice murders civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark as well as Goldmark's wife and two children in Seattle. He believed the family was Jewish and Communist and claimed his dedication to the Christian Identity movement drove him to commit the crime.
December 31 - American singer, songwriter and actor Ricky Nelson dies in a plane crash in De Kalb, Texas.
Western Sahara is admitted to the Organization of African Unity; Morocco, which claims Western Sahara, leaves in protest. The
fullerene Buckminsterfullerene (C 60) is first intentionally prepared by Harold Kroto, James R. Heath, Sean O'Brien, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley at Rice University in the US.
DNA is first used in a criminal case.  The
Asian tiger mosquito, an invasive species, is first found in Houston, Texas. The
Tommy Hilfiger clothing brand is established in the United States. Multiple cases of espionage in the US prompt the media to label this
"The Year of the Spy". The
1983-85 famine in Ethiopia continues; USA for Africa ( ) and We Are the World Live Aid raise funds for famine relief. Africa has a population growth of 3.2 percent per year.
Zhongxing Semiconductor, as a predecessor for ZTE, a famous smartphone brand, is founded in Shenzhen, China.
January 8 - Rachael Lampa, American Christian singer
January 9 - Bobô, Brazilian footballer
January 10 - Martiño Rivas, Spanish actor
January 15 - Brandon Mebane, American football player
January 18 - Matt Hobby, American actor and comedian
January 20 - Marina Inoue, Japanese voice actress
January 23 - Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
January 27 - Eric Radford, Canadian pair skater
January 30 - Richie Porte, Australian professional cyclist (Tasmanian) January 31 - Kalomira, Greek-American singer and model
March 5 – Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Indian actress
March 6 – Chad Jackson, American football player
March 8 – Ewa Sonnet, Polish model
March 13 - Emile Hirsch, American actor
Eva Angelina, American pornographic actress
March 17 - Dominic Adams, British actor and model
March 19 - E. J. Viso, Venezuelan race car driver
March 23 - Maryana Spivak, Russian actress
March 25 - Y?suke Kobayashi, Japanese voice actor
March 28 – Mark Melancon, American baseball pitcher
March 29 – William Chak, Hong Kong actor March 31
April 13 - Carmen Carrera, American model
Sabrina Jalees, Canadian comedian, dancer, actress, presenter, and writer Zhang Xi, Chinese beach volleyball player
April 20 - Billy Magnussen, American actor
April 28 - Brandon Baker, American actor April 30 - Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and model
May 1 - Drew Sidora, American actress and singer
May 3 - Meagan Tandy, American actress and model
May 8 - Silvia Stroescu, Romanian artistic gymnast
May 11 - Jadyn Wong, Canadian actress
May 12 - Dániel T?zsér, Hungarian footballer
May 13 - Iwan Rheon, Welsh actor, singer and musician
May 16 - Andrew Keenan-Bolger, American actor, writer and director
May 18 - Oliver Sin, Hungarian painter
May 20 - Chris Froome, Kenyan-born British road racing cyclist
May 23 - Kanyeria, Kenyan music producer
May 24 - John Vigilante, American ice hockey (d. 2018)
May 26 - Ashley Vincent, English footballer
August 2 - Davey Boy Smith Jr., British-Canadian professional wrestler
August 3 - Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand Rugby League player
August 4 - Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter
August 5 - Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
August 7 - Rick Genest, Canadian artist, actor, and fashion model (d. 2018)
August 8 - Toby Flood, English rugby union player
August 10 - Jared Nathan, American actor (d. 2006)
August 12 - África Zavala, Mexican actress
August 20 - Brant Daugherty, American actor
August 23 - Juss Haasma, Estonian actor
August 28 - Ashlyne Huff, American singer-songwriter and dancer
August 29 - Jeffrey Licon, American actor
August 31 - Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
September 3 - Y?ki Kaji, Japanese voice actor
September 10 - Elyse Levesque, Canadian film and television actress
September 12 - Headhunterz, Dutch DJ and music producer
September 13 - Emi Suzuki, Chinese-born Japanese female model
September 19 - Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor, model and host
September 20 - Tessanne Chin, Jamaican singer, winner of The Voice season 5
September 22 - Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
September 28 - Shindong, Korean singer
September 30 - T-Pain, American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor
October 4 - Brad Bell, American television producer and screenwriter, actor, musician, and comic book author
October 7 - Evan Longoria, American professional baseball player
October 9 - Frankmusik, English electropop musician
October 16 - Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer
October 18 - Iori Nomizu, Japanese voice actress, actress and singer
October 19 - RR Enriquez, Filipino model, television host and actress
October 20 - Jennifer Freeman, American actress
October 24 - Wayne Rooney, English footballer
October 29 - Ximena Sariñana, Mexican singer and actress
October 29 - Janet Montgomery, English film and television actress October 31
November 4 - Victoria Leigh Soto, American educator (d. 2012)
November 5 - Elizabeth Rice, American actress
November 6 - Shayne Lamas, American reality television personality and actress
November 7 - Paul Terry, English actor
November 8 - Jack Osbourne, English television personality
November 12 - Daria Bijak, German artistic gymnast
November 14 - Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
November 16 - Sanna Marin, Finnish politician, 46th Prime Minister of Finland
November 17 - Bea Saw, Filipino actress
November 18 - Allyson Felix, American sprinter
November 21 - Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer-songwriter
November 22 - Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian football player
November 25 - Marcus Hellner, Swedish cross-country skier
November 27 - Alison Pill, Canadian actress
December 1 - Janelle Monáe, African-American R&B/soul musician
December 2 - Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer
December 4 - Krista Siegfrids, Finnish singer
December 5 - Frankie Muniz, American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racecar driver
December 6 - Dulce María, Mexican singer and actress
December 7 - Jon Moxley, American professional wrestler
December 8 - Dwight Howard, American basketball player
December 9 - Wil Besseling, Dutch golfer
December 11 - Samantha Steele, American sportscaster
December 12 - Juan Camilo Zúñiga, Colombian footballer
December 14 - Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress
December 16 - Amanda Setton, American actress
December 17 - Greg James, British radio DJ
December 18 - Hana Soukupová, Czech model
December 22 - Edurne, Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter
December 29 - Alexa Ray Joel, American singer, songwriter and pianist
December 30 - Anna Wood, American actress December 31 - Jonathan Horton, American gymnast
January 2 - Gabriel Elorde, Filipino professional boxer (b. 1935)
January 4 - Sir Brian Horrocks, British general (b. 1895)
January 5 - Robert L. Surtees, American cinematographer (b. 1906)
January 11 - Sir William McKell, 12th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
January 13 - Carol Wayne, American actress (b. 1942)
January 18 - Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, Sudanese religious thinker (b. 1909)
January 19 - Eric Voegelin, German-American philosopher (b. 1901)
January 20 - Gillis William Long, American politician (b. 1923)
January 26 - Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1914)
January 31 - Tatsuz? Ishikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1905)
March 3 - Iosif Shklovsky, Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1916)
March 7 - George Schick, Czechoslovakian conductor and music educator (b. 1908)
March 8 - Edward Andrews, American stage, film and television actor (b. 1914)
March 12 - Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1899)
March 13 - Mabel Alvarez, American painter (b. 1891)
March 15 - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian (b. 1921)
March 16 - Roger Sessions, American composer (b. 1896)
March 21 - Sir Michael Redgrave, British actor (b. 1908)
March 28 - Marc Chagall, Russian-born painter (b. 1887)
March 30 - Shizuko Kasagi, Japanese singer (b. 1914) March 31
April 4 - Kate Roberts, Welsh-language author (b. 1891)
April 5 - Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
April 6 - Terence Sanders, British Olympic rower - coxless fours (b. 1901)
April 7 - Carl Schmitt, German jurist, political theorist and professor of law (b. 1888)
April 8 - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
April 10 - Alfredo Duhalde, Chilean statesman (b. 1898)
April 11 - Enver Hoxha, Albanian Communist politician, leader of the Party of Labour 22nd Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1908)
April 14 - Noele Gordon, British actress (b. 1919)
April 15 - Jack Medica, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1914)
April 16 - Scott Brady, American actor (b. 1924)
April 17 - Evadne Price, Australian-British writer, actress and astrologer (b. 1888)
April 18 - Gertrude Caton-Thompson, English archaeologist (b. 1888)
April 19 - Sergei Aleksandrovich Tokarev, Russian ethnologist (b. 1899)
April 22 - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
April 23 - Kent Smith, American actor (b. 1907)
April 24 - Mildred W. Pelzer, American artist (b. 1889)
April 25 - Richard Haydn, English actor (b. 1905) April 26 - Albert Maltz, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1908)
May 1 - Denise Robins, (akas: Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (b. 1897)
May 4 - Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
May 5 - Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
May 7 - Dawn Addams, British actress (b. 1930)
May 9 - Edmond O'Brien, American actor (b. 1915)
May 12 - Jean Dubuffet, French artist (b. 1901)
May 13 - Leatrice Joy, American actress (b. 1893)
May 14 - Barbara Yung, Hong Kong actress (b. 1959)
May 15 - Rama Devi, Indian nationalist leader (b. 1889)
May 16 - Margaret Hamilton, American actress (b. 1902)
May 18 - Penn Nouth, Cambodian politician, 7-time Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1906)
May 30 - George K. Arthur, English actor and producer (b. 1899)
June 1 - Eugène Séguy, French entomologist (b. 1890)
June 5 - Lord George-Brown, British politician (b. 1914)
June 10 - George Chandler, American actor (b. 1898)
June 11 - Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (b. 1954)
June 18 or June 19 - Bonnie Nettles, American religious leader (b. 1927)
June 21 - Tage Erlander, Swedish politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
June 27 - Elias Sarkis, Lebanese lawyer, 27th President of Lebanon (b. 1924)
June 28 - James Craig, American actor (b. 1912) June 30 - Haruo Remeliik, Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (b. 1933)
July 1 - Pauli Murray, American civil rights activist, lawyer, author and priest (b. 1910)
July 3 - Erik Ågren, Swedish boxer (b. 1916)
July 4 - Jan de Quay, Dutch politician and psychologist, 31st Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1901)
July 14 - Lluís Solé, Spanish geographer and academic (b. 1908)
July 16 - Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
July 17 - Margo, Mexican-born American actress (b. 1917)
July 21 - Alvah Cecil Bessie, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1904)
July 22 - Matti Järvinen, Finnish Olympic athlete (b. 1909)
July 25 - Grant Williams, American actor (b. 1931)
July 26 - Grace Albee, American printmaker and wood engraver. (b. 1890) July 27 - John Scarne, American magician and card expert (b. 1903)
August 1 - D. H. Turner, British art historian and museum curator (b. 1931)
August 2 - Frank Faylen, American actor (b. 1905)
August 5 - Arnold Horween, Harvard Crimson and NFL football player (b. 1898)
August 8 - Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906)
August 9 - Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1927)
August 10 - Kenny Baker, American actor and singer (b. 1912)
August 11 - Hector Grey, Scottish street trader and company director (b. 1904)
August 14 - Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
August 15 - Lester Cole, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1904)
August 20 - Donald O. Hebb, Canadian neuropsychologist (b. 1904)
August 22 - Paul Peter Ewald, German-born American crystallographer and physicist (b. 1888)
August 24 - Morrie Ryskind, American dramatist (b. 1895)
August 30 - Taylor Caldwell, Anglo-American writer (b. 1900) August 31 - Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
September 1 - Stefan Bellof, race car driver and 1984 World SportsCars ( Group C) Champion (b. 1957)
September 8 - John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1897)
September 9 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
September 13 - Augusto Rademaker, Brazilian admiral and former military junta member (b. 1905)
September 17 - Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)
September 19 - Italo Calvino, Italian writer (b. 1923)
September 22 - Axel Springer, German journalist and the founder and owner of the Axel Springer AG (b. 1912)
September 27 - Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902) September 30
October 1 - E. B. White, American writer (b. 1899)
October 5 - Abdus Sattar, Bangladeshi statesman, 8th President of Bangladesh (b. 1906)
October 9 - Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Brazilian general and statesman, 28th President of Brazil (b. 1905)
October 12 - Ricky Wilson, American guitarist (b. 1953)
October 13 - Francesca Bertini, Italian actress (b. 1892)
October 14 - Emil Gilels, Soviet pianist (b. 1916)
October 17 - Abdelmunim Al-Rifai, Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1917)
October 21 - Dan White, American politician and murderer ( Moscone-Milk assassinations) (b. 1946)
October 22 - Thomas Townsend Brown, American inventor (b. 1905)
October 24 - László Bíró, Hungarian inventor of the ballpoint pen (b. 1899)
October 29 - John Davis Lodge, American actor and politician (b. 1903) October 30 - David Oxley, English actor (b. 1920)
November 2 - William Lummis, British military historian (b. 1886)
November 4 - Cus D'Amato legendary boxing trainer who was a mentor to hall of famer boxers Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson and José Torres.
November 6 - Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1937)
November 8 - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgian cyclist (b. 1899)
November 9 - Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (b. 1946)
November 14 - Wellington Koo, Chinese statesman (b. 1888)
November 24 - Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (b. 1911)
November 25 - Geoffrey Grigson, British poet, writer, critic (b. 1905)
November 28 - Johnny McNally, American football player, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
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