Historical Events In 1985
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
May 08 In the year 1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
May 08 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on this day in history.
May 08 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
May 09 In the year 1985 edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69
May 10 Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base in the year 1985.
May 10 On this day in history in the New Britian Region a7.3 quake resulted in one person killed. Damage in the Bialla-Hoskins area. Extensive landslides, debris flows and fallen trees in the Nakanai Mountains
May 11 On this day in history 40 die & 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground
May 11 On this day in history booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
May 11 On this day in history chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
May 11 Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1 in the year 1985.
May 11 On this day in history pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands
May 12 On this day in history amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as first woman Conservative rabbi
May 12 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies in the year 1985.
May 13 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA on this day in history.
May 13 In the year 1985 leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91
May 13 In the year 1985 philadelphia Police bomb a house held by group "Move", kills 11
May 14 On this day in history mohammed Munir, Indonesian worker's union leader, executed
May 14 Northwest of Madagascar a6.4 quake was felt at Mtwara and Newala, Tanzania and in the Mocimbao da Praia area, Mozambique. Believed to be the largest instrumentally located hypocenter in this area in the year 1985.
May 15 Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38 in the year 1985.
May 16 In the year 1985 actress Margaret Hamilton, who portrayed the Wicked witch of the West in the MGM film The Wizard of Oz, dies of a heart attack at age 82
May 16 On this day in history margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82
May 16 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year on this day in history.
May 16 In the year 1985 pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
May 16 Sinn Fein wins its first seats in the Northern Ireland local elections in the year 1985.
May 17 Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas in the year 1985.
May 17 In the year 1985 les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska
May 18 On this day in history "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
May 18 On this day in history tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
May 18 The first remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa) on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history dow Jones industrial average closes above 1300 for first time
May 20 FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history george Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
May 20 In the year 1985 israel exchanges 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers
May 20 In the year 1985 larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title