What Happened on October 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
  • Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
  • KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78