Historical Events In 1985
Monday, 19 April 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 on this day in history.
Dec 06 UK joins US Star Wars project in the year 1985.
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 In the year 1985 phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow
Dec 11 General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC in the year 1985.
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 On this day in history anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62
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 on this day in history.
Dec 15 In the year 1985 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 in the year 1985.
Dec 16 Paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant on this day in history.
Dec 17 In the year 1985 otto Gotsche, writer, dies
Dec 18 In the year 1985 uN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"
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 ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary on this day in history.
Dec 19 In the year 1985 nFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373).
Dec 21 In the year 1985 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 In the year 1985 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 Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released in the year 1985.
Dec 30 President Zia of Pakistan ends martial law in the year 1985.
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 on this day in history.