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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1985

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl  

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   On this day in history birth of marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player  

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   On this day in history birth of luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer  

Jul 12   On this day in history birth of natasha Poly, Russian supermodel  

Famous Deaths In 1985

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1985 death of kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)  

Jan 03   Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93 in the year 1985.  

Jan 04   On this day in history brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89  

Jan 05   Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906 died in the year 1985.  

Jan 06   Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies  

Jan 10   In the year 1985 death of anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)  

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