What Happened on February 21, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race
  • Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Burton, American speedcuber
  • Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
  • Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
  • Louis Hayward, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75