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Historical Events In 1985

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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   In the year 1985 uK joins US Star Wars project  

Dec 07   Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB in the year 1985.  

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   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 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 14   In the year 1985 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   Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission in the year 1985.  

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 in the year 1985.  

Dec 17   On this day in history otto Gotsche, writer, dies  

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) on this day in history.  

Dec 21   On this day in history aRCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA  

Dec 22   In the year 1985 sTS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B  

Dec 23   James Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18), commit suicide, sparking their families to sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages on this day in history.  

Dec 25   George Rhodes, orch leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   In the year 1985 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 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   In the year 1985 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   On this day in history alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies  

Dec 31   In the year 1985 king Hussein of Jordan and President Assid hold talks  

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Famous Birthdays In 1985

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 30   Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl was born in the year 1985.  

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

May 22   On this day in history birth of caridee English, American Model  

May 22   Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Charlie Simpson, British pop singer was born on this day in history.  

Jul 08   Jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys) was born on this day in history.  

Jul 12   Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer was born in the year 1985.  

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   Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85 in the year 1985.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1985 don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies  

Jan 10   Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906) died on this day in history.  

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