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Historical Events In 1985

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Dec 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1985 uK joins US Star Wars project  

Dec 07   On this day in history atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB  

Dec 07   Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70 on this day in history.  

Dec 09   Phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow on this day in history.  

Dec 11   In the year 1985 general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC  

Dec 11   In the year 1985 the most expensive non-oil acquisition in U.S. history took place. General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3 billion.  

Dec 12   248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash in Newfoundland on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed  

Dec 16   In the year 1985 challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission  

Dec 16   Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 16   Paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant in the year 1985.  

Dec 17   Otto Gotsche, writer, dies in the year 1985.  

Dec 18   On this day in history uN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"  

Dec 19   ABC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments on this day in history.  

Dec 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53  

Dec 26   On this day in history ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering  

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 in the year 1985.  

Dec 28   On this day in history warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement  

Dec 30   IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released in the year 1985.  

Dec 30   In the year 1985 president Zia of Pakistan ends martial law  

Dec 31   In the year 1985 alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies  

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   In the year 1985 birth of ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl  

May 22   Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 22   Caridee English, American Model was born in the year 1985.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 12   On this day in history birth of luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer  

Jul 12   Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel was born in the year 1985.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history death of anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)  

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