What Happened on May 20, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
  • 38th Cannes Film Festival: "When Father Was Away on Business" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
  • FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
  • Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
  • Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti

Famous Deaths

  • George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46