What Happened on June 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV
  • En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Rembrandt's painting DanaĆ« is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
  • Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • Percy Fender, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies
  • Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)