September 8, 1985 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • "USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers
  • 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, Calif
  • Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool
  • Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

Deaths in History

  • John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)