Today in History for October 1985

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
2nd - Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
2nd - Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues
3rd - 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
3rd - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
3rd - Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma
3rd - South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
3rd - Walter Polovchak becomes a "free man" upon turning 18
4th - Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
4th - Shite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
4th - Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.
5th - Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
6th - Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
6th - Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 6th - PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
7th - 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
7th - KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission
7th - Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters
7th - PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
8th - "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
8th - Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London
8th - Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
9th - "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 perfs
9th - Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
9th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
10th - Sudan adopts interim constitution
10th - US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
11th - Atlantis (51-J) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 11th - President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands
11th - US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
12th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for maintenance of STS 61A mission
12th - Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
13th - "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 perfs
13th - Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
13th - During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin
14th - 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
14th - On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7
15th - Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
15th - Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
15th - Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
16th - Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
16th - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
16th - KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
16th - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
16th - MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
16th - MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
17th - French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
17th - Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
21st - Qasim Omar (206) & Javed Miandad (203*) make 397 stand v SL
22nd - Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
25th - Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
25th - Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
26th - Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US
26th - On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
NHL Legend Doug HarveyNHL Legend Doug Harvey 26th - Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
26th - CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles
27th - 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
27th - 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
27th - Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
27th - Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time
27th - Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die
27th - KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
27th - Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's
28th - Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka v Pakistan
29th - Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump
29th - Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.
30th - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
31st - Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 34 of 34

1st - Ryo Miyamori, Japanese singer
1st - Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer
1st - Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka
1st - Tim Deasy, English footballer
2nd - Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
5th - Nicola Roberts, English singer (Girls Aloud)
7th - Evan Longoria, American baseball player
8th - Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American singer ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
8th - Eiji Wentz, German-Japanese entertainer
10th - Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
10th - Aaron Himelstein, American actor
Singer Bruno MarsSinger Bruno Mars (8th) 11th - Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress
12th - Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
14th - Digão, Brazilian footballer
14th - Daniel Clark, Canadian actor
14th - Sherlyn González, Mexican actress
14th - Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
15th - Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
15th - Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
16th - Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion
20th - Jennifer Nicole Freeman, American actress
20th - Dominic McGuire, American basketball player
20th - James Sutton, British racing driver
22nd - Zac Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
23rd - James Kotecki, American political blogger
23rd - Miguel [Miguel Pimentel], American singer, born in Los Angeles
24th - Wayne Rooney, English footballer
25th - Maximillian Roeg, actor (Aria)
25th - Ciara Harris, American singer
26th - Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
26th - Monta Ellis, American basketball player
26th - Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress
28th - Richard Smith, American entrepreneur
29th - Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

NBA Guard George GervinNBA Guard George Gervin (9th) 9th - NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 31 of 31

Writer E. B. WhiteWriter E. B. White (1st) 1st - E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86
2nd - George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58
2nd - Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
2nd - Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
3rd - Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
3rd - Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
6th - Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
8th - Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat
8th - Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
9th - Emílio Garrastazu Médici, president of Brazil (b. 1905)
10th - Orson Welles, American actor/director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70
10th - Yul Brynner, [Taidje Khan], actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 65
Actor Orson WellesActor Orson Welles (10th) 11th - Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
12th - Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75
12th - Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
13th - Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies
14th - Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
15th - Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
16th - Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
18th - Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
19th - Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
22nd - Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
24th - Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
24th - Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
25th - Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
25th - Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
29th - John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82
30th - Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
31st - Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
31st - Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
31st - Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)

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