What Happened on January 21, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
  • -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
  • Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
  • Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Cowsill, singer and mother in The Cowsills band, dies of emphysema at 56
  • Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)