Historical Events In 1985
Tuesday, 18 May 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 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 in the year 1985.
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 in the year 1985.
Oct 11 Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer in the year 1985.
Oct 12 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission on this day in history.
Oct 12 Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize in the year 1985.
Oct 12 On this day in history johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75
Oct 13 Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies on this day in history.
Oct 14 In the year 1985 on Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7
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 In the year 1985 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 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30 on this day in history.
Oct 25 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67 in the year 1985.
Oct 25 Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit on this day in history.
Oct 26 In the year 1985 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 In the year 1985 thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's
Oct 29 John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82 in the year 1985.
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 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' on this day in history.
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 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice in the year 1985.
Nov 08 Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission in the year 1985.