Historical Events In 1985
Thursday, 01 October 2020
Dec 06 In the year 1985 john Cougar Mellencamp promised 24,000 people at a New York City concert that he would refund their $17.50 tickets. A power outage had caused a 20-minute interruption during this, his debut concert.
Dec 06 UK joins US Star Wars project on this day in history.
Dec 07 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB on this day in history.
Dec 07 In the year 1985 potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
Dec 09 Phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow in the year 1985.
Dec 11 General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC on this day in history.
Dec 11 The most expensive non-oil acquisition in U.S. history took place. General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3 billion in the year 1985.
Dec 12 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash in Newfoundland in the year 1985.
Dec 12 Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62 in the year 1985.
Dec 14 On this day in history nY Yankees great Roger Maris dies of cancer at age 51.
Dec 14 Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51 in the year 1985.
Dec 15 Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed in the year 1985.
Dec 16 In the year 1985 challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission
Dec 16 On this day in history dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
Dec 16 In the year 1985 paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant
Dec 17 Otto Gotsche, writer, dies on this day in history.
Dec 18 UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking" on this day in history.
Dec 19 ABC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments in the year 1985.
Dec 19 ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary on this day in history.
Dec 19 NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373) in the year 1985.
Dec 21 On this day in history aRCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
Dec 22 On this day in history sTS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B
Dec 23 On this day in history james Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18), commit suicide, sparking their families to sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages
Dec 25 In the year 1985 george Rhodes, orch leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at 66
Dec 26 In the year 1985 dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53
Dec 26 Ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering on this day in history.
Dec 27 Dian Fossey, US naturalist (Gorillas in Mist), found dead in Rwanda on this day in history.
Dec 27 Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports. President Reagan blamed Libyan leader Momar Qadhafi on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement
Dec 30 In the year 1985 iBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
Dec 30 On this day in history president Zia of Pakistan ends martial law
Dec 31 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies on this day in history.
Dec 31 King Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks in the year 1985.