What Happened on February 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
  • Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
  • Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

  • Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
  • Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons