What Happened in 1985 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 794

  • Aug 19 Following the Rubicon speech four days earlier, Archbishop Desmond Tutu snubs P. W. Botha's invitation to attend a meeting to discuss the role and actions of the police and security forces in South Africa
  • Aug 20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Aug 20 Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US
  • Aug 20 Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers
  • Aug 20 Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
  • Aug 20 Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle
  • Aug 21 Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71
  • Aug 21 NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
  • Aug 22 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Aug 22 Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at Manchester airport, 55 killed
  • Aug 23 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
  • Aug 23 South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested
  • Aug 23 West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
  • Aug 23 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
  • Aug 24 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
  • Aug 25 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • Aug 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Aug 25 STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Aug 26 French government denies knowledge of attack on Rainbow Warrior

  • Aug 26 42nd Venice Film Festival: "Sans toit ni loi" directed by Agnes Varda wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched
  • Aug 27 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • Aug 29 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
  • Aug 29 NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
  • Aug 31 "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill
  • Aug 31 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Aug 31 Night Stalker suspect that terrorized California captured in East Los Angeles
  • Sep 1 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
  • Sep 1 US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
  • Sep 2 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 3 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth
  • Sep 3 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 3 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
  • Sep 4 Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
  • Sep 4 NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games
  • Sep 6 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Sep 7 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 105th Women's U.S. Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 1-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8 "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
  • Sep 8 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, Calif
  • Sep 8 Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool
  • Sep 8 Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • Sep 8 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 105th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Sep 9 Race riot in Birmingham, England
  • Sep 10 U.S. 7th Circuit Court rules Soviet defector Walter Polovchak can't be forcibly returned to parents' country if it's deemed "not in the best interests" of underage defectors
  • Sep 11 Intl Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km
  • Sep 11 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
  • Sep 11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
  • Sep 12 Flight readiness firing of Atlantis' main engines; 20 seconds
  • Sep 13 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: Bruce Springsteen
  • Sep 13 John Williams introduces new Today Show theme
  • Sep 14 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 14 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
Actress Estelle Getty
Estelle Getty
  • Sep 14 10th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Official Story" directed by Luis Puenzo wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 15 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 15 Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government
  • Sep 15 Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings
  • Sep 15 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
  • Sep 17 Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Sep 18 "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
  • Sep 18 BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston
  • Sep 18 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • Sep 19 Mexico City 8.1 earthquake kills 12,000 and injures 40,000
  • Sep 20 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • Sep 20 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 22 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
  • Sep 22 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win
  • Sep 22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • Sep 22 Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed
  • Sep 22 French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius appears on TV to confess "Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.”
  • Sep 22 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • Sep 22 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
  • Sep 24 Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
  • Sep 24 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 24 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Sep 25 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
  • Sep 25 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 26 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
  • Sep 27 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
  • Sep 27 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
  • Sep 28 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
  • Sep 28 "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
  • Sep 28 "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
  • Sep 28 "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87
  • Sep 28 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-12
  • Sep 28 Riots in Brixton, London, rompted by police shooting of Dorothy Groce by police
  • Sep 29 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 29 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

  • Sep 29 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV

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