What Happened in June 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Jun 1 Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwicks cricket

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 2 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jun 2 39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win
  • Jun 2 Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece
  • Jun 2 RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
  • Jun 3 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • Jun 3 Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
  • Jun 4 STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Jun 4 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
  • Jun 6 58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu
  • Jun 6 Body of Nazi concentration camp doctor Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed
  • Jun 6 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba
  • Jun 6 Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Jun 8 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
  • Jun 9 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 9 Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 9 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
  • Jun 9 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 84th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-7, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 10 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
  • Jun 10 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
  • Jun 10 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
  • Jun 11 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • Jun 11 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
  • Jun 11 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 13 "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

  • Jun 14 "Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jun 14 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles
  • Jun 14 Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
  • Jun 15 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 15 En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 15 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 15 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
  • Jun 15 Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
  • Jun 16 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • Jun 16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 16 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • Jun 16 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
  • Jun 17 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched
  • Jun 18 Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • Jun 22 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Jun 23 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 23 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
  • Jun 23 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
  • Jun 24 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
  • Jun 24 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F
  • Jun 25 Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK, explodes (21 die)
  • Jun 25 Thurman v City of Torrington decides in favor of Tracey Thurman, 1st woman to sue a police dept for violating her civil rights (not protecting against abusive husband).
  • Jun 27 First hotel strike in New York City
  • Jun 27 Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified
  • Jun 28 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
  • Jun 29 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-11
  • Jun 29 STS 51-F vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Jun 30 "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • Jun 30 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
  • Jun 30 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 30 LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
  • Jun 1 Nick Young, American basketball player
  • Jun 2 Ana Cristina, Cuban American singer, composer, and actress
  • Jun 4 Lukas Podolski, Polish-born footballer
  • Jun 4 Bar Refaeli, Israeli model
  • Jun 4 Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
  • Jun 4 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian fashion model (d. 2006)
  • Jun 5 Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
  • Jun 6 Drew Galloway, Scottish professional wrestler
  • Jun 7 Charlie Simpson, British pop singer
  • Jun 8 Alexandre Despatie, French-Canadian diver
  • Jun 9 Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
  • Jun 9 Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
  • Jun 10 Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Jun 10 Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 11 Anja Rubik, Polish supermodel
  • Jun 11 Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer
  • Jun 11 Josh Ramsay, Canada, singer-songwriter (Marianas Trench)
  • Jun 12 Blake Ross, American software developer
  • Jun 12 Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian musician (Lillix)
  • Jun 12 Kendra Wilkinson, American Playboy bunny/Playmate/Television Personality
  • Jun 12 Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
  • Jun 12 Chris Young, American musician
  • Jun 13 Raz-B, American singer (B2K)
  • Jun 13 Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 13 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • Jun 14 Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player
  • Jun 14 Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 15 Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)
  • Jun 17 Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
  • Jun 17 Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 20 Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
  • Jun 20 Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
  • Jun 21 Anthony Morelli, American football player
  • Jun 21 Byron Schammer, AFL footballer
  • Jun 22 Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
  • Jun 22 Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
  • Jun 24 Kyle Searles, American actor
  • Jun 24 Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese gravure idol
  • Jun 26 Urgyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader
  • Jun 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 27 Coby Linder, American Pop Punk Drummer (Say Anything)
  • Jun 27 Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
  • Jun 27 James Hook, Welsh rugby player
  • Jun 28 Phil Bardsley, English football player
  • Jun 29 Quintin Demps, American football player
  • Jun 30 Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 30 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (world record 28 Olympic medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Jun 30 Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 30 Cody Runnels, American wrestler

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21 Chemist Carl Djerassi (61) weds biographer and teacher Diane Middlebrook (46) at his ranch

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • Jun 22 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Richard Greene, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • Jun 6 Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
  • Jun 10 Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), dies at 68
  • Jun 10 George Chandler, actor (Lassie), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jun 11 Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains NJ at 31
  • Jun 11 Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • Jun 12 Edmund Perry, 17 and newly graduated from N.H. prep. high school, shot and killed in Manhattan by NYPD undercover officer Lee Vanhouten, who claimed Perry tried to rob him
  • Jun 15 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • Jun 15 Percy Fender, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies
  • Jun 15 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • Jun 15 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
  • Jun 17 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67
  • Jun 18 Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 21 Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
  • Jun 25 Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
  • Jun 28 James Craig, actor (Human Comedy, Kismet), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Jun 28 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor, dies at 72
  • Jun 30 James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies