What Happened on October 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London
  • Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American singer ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
  • Eiji Wentz, German-Japanese entertainer

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Klinghoffer, American murdered by hijackers of the Achille Lauro when they threw him off the boat at 69
  • Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94