What Happened on December 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
  • DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-207

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62
  • Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47