What Happened on October 15th, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
  • Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
  • Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
  • Walter L√≥pez, Uruguayan footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72