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Historical Events In 1985

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Oct 10   In the year 1985 orson Welles actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 70  

Oct 10   Orson Welles, actor/dir (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack at 70 on this day in history.  

Oct 10   US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody in the year 1985.  

Oct 10   On this day in history yul Brynner actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 70  

Oct 11   Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB in the year 1985.  

Oct 11   Pres Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer on this day in history.  

Oct 12   Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission on this day in history.  

Oct 12   In the year 1985 intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize  

Oct 12   In the year 1985 johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75  

Oct 13   In the year 1985 jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies  

Oct 14   On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7 in the year 1985.  

Oct 15   Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72 in the year 1985.  

Oct 15   On this day in history shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds  

Oct 15   On this day in history shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit  

Oct 16   On this day in history claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78  

Oct 16   In the year 1985 intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip(more power more power!!)  

Oct 18   On this day in history benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30  

Oct 25   On this day in history elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67  

Oct 25   On this day in history kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit  

Oct 26   Montreal constable Jacinthe Fyfe is the first Canadian female police officer killed on duty in the year 1985.  

Oct 26   On this day in history the Mutijuli Aboriginal Community is granted freehold title to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in the Northern Territory.  

Oct 27   Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's on this day in history.  

Oct 29   In the year 1985 john Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82  

Oct 30   22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74 in the year 1985.  

Nov 01   On this day in history phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73  

Nov 03   Two French agents found guilty of sinking the Greenpeace ship 'Rainbow Warrior' in the year 1985.  

Nov 06   On this day in history 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB  

Nov 06   On this day in history exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil  

Nov 06   In the year 1985 general Jaruzelski elected Poland's head of state  

Nov 06   Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 1985 colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice  

Nov 08   Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission in the year 1985.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1985

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 30   Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl was born on this day in history.  

May 22   In the year 1985 birth of tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer  

May 22   On this day in history birth of caridee English, American Model  

May 22   Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player was born in the year 1985.  

Jun 07   In the year 1985 birth of charlie Simpson, British pop singer  

Jul 08   In the year 1985 birth of jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)  

Jul 12   Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer was born in the year 1985.  

Jul 12   Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1985

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1985 death of kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89  

Jan 05   Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906 died in the year 1985.  

Jan 06   Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

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