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Historical Events In 1985

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jun 10   On this day in history the Israeli army ends its 1,099 day occupation of Lebanon.  

Jun 11   Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains NJ at 31 on this day in history.  

Jun 14   On this day in history lebanese Shiite Moslem gunmen hijack TWA 847 after Athens' takeoff  

Jun 15   In the year 1985 en route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus  

Jun 15   Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies in the year 1985.  

Jun 17   18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched on this day in history.  

Jun 17   In the year 1985 piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67  

Jun 19   On this day in history reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place  

Jun 21   American, Brazilian &West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele on this day in history.  

Jun 23   Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die in the year 1985.  

Jun 24   In the year 1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth  

Jun 24   On this day in history challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F  

Jun 24   On this day in history the motion picture " Cocoon", directed by Ron Howard, grossed some $7.9 million during its opening weekend across the country. "Cocoon", which had a brilliant cast, including screen legend Don Ameche, beat out "Rambo First Blood, Part II" starring Sylvester Stallone, in firstweekend receipts  

Jun 24   In the year 1985 the motion picture " Cocoon", directed by Ron Howard, grossed some $7.9 million during its opening weekend across the country. "Cocoon", which had a brilliant cast, including screen legend Don Ameche, beat out "Rambo: First Blood, Part II" starring Sylvester Stallone, in firstweekend receipts  

Jun 24   The wife of exiled Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn became a U.S. citizen in the year 1985.  

Jun 25   Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK explodes (21 die) on this day in history.  

Jun 27   In the year 1985 first hotel strike in NY  

Jun 28   Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx in the year 1985.  

Jun 28   In the year 1985 james Craig, actor (Human Comedy, Kismet), dies of lung cancer at 74  

Jun 29   NASA launches Intelsat VA in the year 1985.  

Jun 29   STS 51-F vehicle moves to the launch pad on this day in history.  

Jun 29   Vancouver businessman Jimmy Pattison pays $2.229,000 for a yellow Rolls-Royce formerly owned by the Beatles on this day in history.  

Jun 30   On this day in history 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut  

Jun 30   James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 02   European Space Agency launches Giotto to Halley's Comet in the year 1985.  

Jul 02   Proto launched to Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

Jul 03   In the year 1985 cBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover  

Jul 03   In the year 1985 in the New Britian Region a 7.4 quake damage (VII), landslides and ground cracks on New Ireland and in the Rabaul area, New Britain. A 1.3-meter tsunami was observed in Rabaul's harbor  

Jul 04   On this day in history john de Quay, Dutch premier (1959-63), dies at 83  

Jul 04   Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins on this day in history.  

Jul 05   On this day in history 117ø F (47ø C), St George, Utah (state rec) (103ø spread, UT 1985)  

Jul 05   Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Jul 05   On this day in history nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of the globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min  

Jul 07   In the year 1985 boris Becker at 17 beats Kevin Curren for Wimbeldon title  

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Famous Birthdays In 1985

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl  

May 22   Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 22   Caridee English, American Model was born in the year 1985.  

May 22   On this day in history birth of marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player  

Jun 07   On this day in history birth of charlie Simpson, British pop singer  

Jul 08   On this day in history birth of jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)  

Jul 12   On this day in history birth of luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer  

Jul 12   On this day in history birth of natasha Poly, Russian supermodel  

Famous Deaths In 1985

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905) died in the year 1985.  

Jan 03   On this day in history lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93  

Jan 04   Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89 in the year 1985.  

Jan 05   Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906 died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1985 robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85  

Jan 07   In the year 1985 johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67  

Jan 09   Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies in the year 1985.  

Jan 10   Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906) died in the year 1985.  

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