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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.  

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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 in the year 1985.  

May 22   Caridee English, American Model was born on this day in history.  

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

Jun 07   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93  

Jan 04   In the year 1985 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   Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)  

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