If it was 1985, it had to be an original Mac, or maybe a Mac Plus or SE slightly after.
Those devices did have sample playback capability -- 8 bits, 22 kHz -- and a built-in speaker.
They did not have multi-tasking (until the Multi-Finder in some later system version,) BUT they had an interesting hot-patching strategy, where the OS would load extensions (called INITs) as it started up, and those extensions could hook into almost any part of the system.
There were INITs to make the trash can play a Grinch animation when emptying it. There were INITs to make the computer play clacky sounds when typing on the keyboard. There were INITs to help debug software, to play pranks, to look up documentation files, to connect to networks, and do a number of other things.
So, was there an INIT that played a sound every hour? I can't recall one, but I'm pretty sure one must have existed, because it wouldn't have been very hard to create, and an hourly "chime" sounds like something people would want.