Historical Events in February 1985

  • 1st -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
  • 1st -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • 1st Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • 1st Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
  • 1st US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
  • 2nd US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 3rd "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 3rd Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 4th 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
  • 4th Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
  • 7th "New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC
  • 7th Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"
  • 7th NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • 8th 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • 8th Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
  • 8th Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
  • 8th Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

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9th Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

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  • 10th Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
  • 10th 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
  • 10th Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
  • 10th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • 10th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 11th King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
  • 11th Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
  • 11th Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
  • 12th 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary
  • 12th West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup (Australian Tri-Series)
  • 13th Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
  • 13th Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
  • 14th Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
  • 15th STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 15th World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
  • 15th 35th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Woman and the Stranger" and "Wetherby" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 16th Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
  • 16th Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
  • 16th NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • 16th The founding of Hezbollah.
  • 17th 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
  • 17th 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
  • 17th 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
  • 17th Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion
  • 17th Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita
  • 17th 27th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott wins (172.265 MPH)
  • 19th 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • 19th ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
  • 19th Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
  • 19th Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
  • 19th William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
  • 20th After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
  • 21st Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race
  • 21st Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

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21st Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 23rd Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game
  • 23rd US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as Attorney General

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23rd Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 24th Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
  • 24th Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
  • 24th Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yds
  • 24th Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"
  • 26th 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
  • 27th Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
  • 27th Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
  • 27th US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)