Historical Events In 1985
Thursday, 02 July 2020
May 08 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win in the year 1985.
May 08 On this day in history dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
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 40 die & 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground in the year 1985.
May 11 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India on this day in history.
May 11 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
May 13 Leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91 on this day in history.
May 13 Philadelphia Police bomb a house held by group "Move", kills 11 in the year 1985.
May 14 Mohammed Munir, Indonesian worker's union leader, executed on this day in history.
May 14 On this day in history 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
May 15 Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38 in the year 1985.
May 16 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 on this day in history.
May 16 Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82 on this day in history.
May 16 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year in the year 1985.
May 16 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium on this day in history.
May 16 In the year 1985 sinn Fein wins its first seats in the Northern Ireland local elections
May 17 Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas on this day in history.
May 17 On this day in history les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska
May 18 "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3 on this day in history.
May 18 On this day in history tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
May 18 In the year 1985 the first remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
May 20 Dow Jones industrial average closes above 1300 for first time on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history fBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
May 20 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46 in the year 1985.
May 20 In the year 1985 israel exchanges 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers
May 20 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1985.