Today in History for April 1985

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

1st - 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
3rd - French government adopts equal electoral system
3rd - Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games
3rd - Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
4th - Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
6th - Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
6th - Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab
6th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
7th - 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
7th - 1st live telecast of Easter Parade
7th - NJ General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards
8th - "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 perfs
8th - Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
8th - India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
9th - White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
10th - At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
10th - Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead
10th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission
11th - Caps 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-0 lead
12th - 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
13th - "TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
13th - Space Shuttle Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
13th - Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-1 lead
13th - Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
13th - Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania
14th - "Take Me Along!" opens/closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard LangerGolfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer 14th - 49th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282
14th - Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)
14th - Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
14th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
14th - Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Wash Caps 1st playoff penalty shot
14th - Caps 4-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Series tied at 2-2
14th - Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive "Jarvik 7" permanent artificial heart
15th - 14th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 2:34:06
15th - 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
15th - Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing
16th - "Grind" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances
16th - Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isle win series 3-2
18th - Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 19th - 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
19th - Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
20th - Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)
20th - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mark Williams
20th - Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean & jerk lift
20th - ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
21st - Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
21st - Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
21st - Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
21st - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 23rd - Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
23rd - New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
23rd - Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead
24th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"
25th - "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances
25th - Flyers 2-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
25th - For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)
25th - Roger Miller's musical "Big River" premieres in NYC
25th - West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
28th - Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
28th - Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time
Country Singer Roger MillerCountry Singer Roger Miller 28th - Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season
29th - 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched
29th - Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues
29th - Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
30th - Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April
30th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
30th - Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
30th - 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 31 of 31

1st - Josh Zuckerman, American actor
3rd - Leona Lewis, English singer
4th - Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
6th - Garrett Zablocki, American musician
6th - Clarke MacArthur, Canadian-born ice hockey player
9th - Yamashita Tomohisa, Japanese singer News
10th - Carlos Tevez, Argentine footballer
10th - Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player
11th - Will Minson, Australian rules footballer
12th - Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
12th - Jeisa Chiminazzo, Brazilian supermodel
12th - Ted Ginn, American football player
12th - Paul Murphy, Irish footballer
12th - Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer
15th - John Danks, American baseball player
15th - Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
16th - Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian
16th - Luol Deng, British-Sudanese basketball player
16th - Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer
17th - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
18th - Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
18th - Karl Reindler, Australian racing driver
18th - Elena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)
19th - Valon Behrami, Swiss Footballer
22nd - Lauri Hendler, Ft Belvoir Va, actress (Julie-Gimme a Break)
23rd - Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress
25th - Jonathan Halyalkar, Ramsey NJ, actor (Billy-Who's the Boss)
25th - Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver
26th - John Isner, American Tennis player
26th - Nam Gyu-Ri, Korean singer, member of See Ya
30th - Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King (27th) 27th - Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
4th - Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
5th - Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
8th - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
11th - Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76
11th - Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
14th - Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies
14th - Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
14th - Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies aged 65.
16th - Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60
17th - Ilona Bodden, writer, dies
21st - Rudi Gernreich, US designer (miniskirt), dies at 62
21st - Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75
21st - Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (b. 1902)
22nd - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
23rd - Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78
23rd - Sam J Ervin Jr, (Sen-D-NC), dies at 88
24th - Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80
25th - Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
25th - Richard Haydn, British actor (Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 80

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