What Happened on January 7, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver (World Champion 2008, 2014, 2015), born in Stevenage

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)