Historical Events In 1985
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Dec 06 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 in the year 1985.
Dec 06 On this day in history uK joins US Star Wars project
Dec 07 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB in the year 1985.
Dec 07 In the year 1985 potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
Dec 09 On this day in history phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow
Dec 11 In the year 1985 general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC
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 on this day in history.
Dec 12 In the year 1985 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash in Newfoundland
Dec 12 Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Dec 14 On this day in history nY Yankees great Roger Maris dies of cancer at age 51.
Dec 14 On this day in history roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51
Dec 15 In the year 1985 sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed
Dec 16 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission on this day in history.
Dec 16 Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies in the year 1985.
Dec 16 On this day in history 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 On this day in history aBC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments
Dec 19 In the year 1985 aBC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary.
Dec 19 NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373) on this day in history.
Dec 21 On this day in history aRCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
Dec 22 STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B in the year 1985.
Dec 23 James Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18), commit suicide, sparking their families to sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages in the year 1985.
Dec 25 On this day in history 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 in the year 1985.
Dec 27 In the year 1985 terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports. President Reagan blamed Libyan leader Momar Qadhafi
Dec 28 Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement on this day in history.
Dec 30 On this day in history iBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
Dec 30 In the year 1985 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.