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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  

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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   On this day in history birth of tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer  

May 22   In the year 1985 birth of caridee English, American Model  

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   Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)  

Jan 03   In the year 1985 lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93  

Jan 04   On this day in history brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89  

Jan 05   On this day in history death of robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906  

Jan 06   Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67 in the year 1985.  

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 in the year 1985.  

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