Historical Events In 1985
Monday, 19 April 2021
Oct 10 On this day in history orson Welles actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 70
Oct 10 Orson Welles, actor/dir (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack at 70 on this day in history.
Oct 10 US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody in the year 1985.
Oct 10 Yul Brynner actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 70 on this day in history.
Oct 11 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB in the year 1985.
Oct 11 In the year 1985 pres Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands
Oct 11 Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer on this day in history.
Oct 12 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission on this day in history.
Oct 12 Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize in the year 1985.
Oct 12 Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Oct 13 Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies in the year 1985.
Oct 14 On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7 on this day in history.
Oct 15 In the year 1985 meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
Oct 15 In the year 1985 shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
Oct 15 Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit on this day in history.
Oct 16 In the year 1985 claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
Oct 16 Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip(more power more power!!) in the year 1985.
Oct 18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30 on this day in history.
Oct 25 On this day in history elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
Oct 25 On this day in history kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
Oct 26 In the year 1985 montreal constable Jacinthe Fyfe is the first Canadian female police officer killed on duty.
Oct 26 The Mutijuli Aboriginal Community is granted freehold title to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in the Northern Territory on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1985 thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's
Oct 29 John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82 in the year 1985.
Oct 30 In the year 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
Oct 30 Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74 in the year 1985.
Nov 01 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73 in the year 1985.
Nov 03 On this day in history two French agents found guilty of sinking the Greenpeace ship 'Rainbow Warrior'
Nov 06 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB in the year 1985.
Nov 06 In the year 1985 exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil
Nov 06 On this day in history general Jaruzelski elected Poland's head of state
Nov 06 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44 in the year 1985.
Nov 07 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice on this day in history.
Nov 08 On this day in history atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission