What Happened on August 31, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill
  • Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Night Stalker suspect that terrorized California captured in East Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)