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Historical Events In 1985

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Oct 10   On this day in history orson Welles actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 70  

Oct 10   Orson Welles, actor/dir (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack at 70 in the year 1985.  

Oct 10   On this day in history uS fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody  

Oct 10   Yul Brynner actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 70 on this day in history.  

Oct 11   In the year 1985 atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB  

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

Oct 11   In the year 1985 tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer  

Oct 12   On this day in history challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission  

Oct 12   Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize on this day in history.  

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

Oct 13   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 15   Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit on this day in history.  

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

Oct 16   Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip(more power more power!!) in the year 1985.  

Oct 18   In the year 1985 benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30  

Oct 25   Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67 in the year 1985.  

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

Oct 26   On this day in history montreal constable Jacinthe Fyfe is the first Canadian female police officer killed on duty.  

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

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

Oct 29   John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 30   On this day in history kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74  

Nov 01   In the year 1985 phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73  

Nov 03   In the year 1985 two French agents found guilty of sinking the Greenpeace ship 'Rainbow Warrior'  

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

Nov 06   Exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil in the year 1985.  

Nov 06   General Jaruzelski elected Poland's head of state in the year 1985.  

Nov 06   In the year 1985 joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44  

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   Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer was born in the year 1985.  

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

May 22   Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

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

Jul 08   Jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys) was born in the year 1985.  

Jul 12   Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer was born on this day in history.  

Jul 12   In the year 1985 birth of natasha Poly, Russian supermodel  

Famous Deaths In 1985

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)  

Jan 03   Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history death of robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies  

Jan 10   Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906) died on this day in history.  

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