What Happened on September 22, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win
  • Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed

Music concertMusic Concert

First Farm Aid concert held, organised by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius appears on TV to confess "Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.”

  • Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
  • St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
  • Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73