What Happened on August 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)

Famous Deaths

  • Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86