Historical Events for May 1985

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Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - "Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels
1st - US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua
1st - William Hoffman's "As Is" premieres in NYC
2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
3rd - Date of $5 million check in "A View To A Kill"
4th - 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
4th - 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing "La det swinge" in Gothenburg
5th - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
6th - 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB
8th - 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
8th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
10th - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
11th - 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
11th - Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
11th - Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1
11th - Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands, which is marred by violent protest
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 11th - Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
12th - Amy Eilberg is ordained in NY as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
12th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
13th - Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
13th - Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
13th - Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed
15th - Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
16th - Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
16th - Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
16th - NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 2
16th - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 2
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan 17th - Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska
18th - "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
18th - 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
18th - 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
19th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
20th - 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
20th - Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
20th - FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
20th - Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
20th - Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers
20th - Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
20th - US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
20th - 38th Cannes Film Festival: "When Father Was Away on Business" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 22nd - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
22nd - US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
22nd - "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco
24th - -25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die
25th - Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
25th - Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
26th - Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
26th - Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
26th - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
27th - Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
27th - Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan
28th - David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
28th - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 29th - Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
29th - 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels
30th - Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 1
31st - 41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88
31st - Guatemala adopts constitution
31st - New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
31st - Tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000
31st - 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
31st - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.

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