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.