What Happened on October 6, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.
  • Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0

Famous Deaths

  • Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)