1985 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 456

  • Mar 19 "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
  • Mar 19 US Senate votes 55-45 to authorize production of the MX "Peacekeeper" intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Mar 20 Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
  • Mar 21 Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
  • Mar 22 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-10
  • Mar 23 Space Shuttle Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
  • Mar 23 Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 24 5th Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards: Bolero wins
  • Mar 25 Edwin Meese III takes office as US Attorney General

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 Pope John Paul II proclaims first ever World Youth Day

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Mar 28 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
  • Mar 28 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Mar 29 Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
  • Mar 31 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000
  • Mar 31 El Salvador's President José Napoleón Duarte' Christian Democratic Party wins election
  • Mar 31 Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden, New York, Hogan & Mr T beat Piper & Orndorf
  • Apr 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 3 French government adopts equal electoral system
  • Apr 3 Players' Association agrees to expand LCS from 5 to 7 games
  • Apr 3 Vic Elliot pockets 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
  • Apr 6 Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
  • Apr 6 Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab
  • Apr 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 7 1st live telecast of Easter Parade
  • Apr 7 NJ General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards
  • Apr 8 Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
  • Apr 8 India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
  • Apr 10 At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
  • Apr 10 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission
  • Apr 12 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
  • Apr 13 Space Shuttle Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • Apr 13 Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania
  • Apr 14 "Take Me Along!" opens/closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Apr 14 Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
  • Apr 14 Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Wash Caps 1st playoff penalty shot
  • Apr 14 Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive "Jarvik 7" permanent artificial heart
  • Apr 15 Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing
  • Apr 19 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
  • Apr 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 19 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
  • Apr 20 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mark Williams
  • Apr 20 Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean & jerk lift
  • Apr 20 ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
  • Apr 21 Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
  • Apr 23 New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
  • Apr 24 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"
  • Apr 25 West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
  • Apr 28 Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season
  • Apr 29 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched
  • Apr 29 Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues

  • Apr 30 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April
  • Apr 30 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Apr 30 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
  • May 1 "Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels
  • May 1 William Hoffman's "As Is" premieres in NYC
  • May 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 3 Date of $5 million check in "A View To A Kill"
  • May 6 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB
  • May 8 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • May 10 Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • May 11 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
  • May 11 Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands, which is marred by violent protest
  • May 12 Amy Eilberg is ordained in NY as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
  • May 13 Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed
  • May 16 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
  • May 17 Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska
  • May 18 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
  • May 20 Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
  • May 20 FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
  • May 20 US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
  • May 21 Israel exchanges 1,150 prisoners with the PFLP-GC in return for 3 Israeli soldiers
  • May 22 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
  • May 24 -25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die
  • May 25 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
  • May 26 Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
  • May 27 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • May 28 David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
  • May 28 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
  • May 31 Guatemala adopts constitution
  • May 31 Tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000
  • May 31 Tornado outbreak in United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 44 dead
  • May 31 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.
  • Jun 2 Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece
  • Jun 2 RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco
  • Jun 3 Massive anti-ETA demonstration in Basques
  • Jun 4 STS 51-G vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Jun 4 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
  • Jun 6 58th National Spelling Bee: Balu Natarajan wins spelling milieu
  • Jun 6 Body of Nazi concentration camp doctor Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed
  • Jun 6 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts "status" of Aruba
  • Jun 6 Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Jun 9 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
  • Jun 9 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
  • Jun 10 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
  • Jun 10 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
  • Jun 11 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • Jun 11 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRs in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
  • Jun 11 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
  • Jun 14 Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 133 of 133


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • Oct 8 Leon Klinghoffer, American murdered by hijackers of the Achille Lauro when they threw him off the boat at 69
  • Oct 8 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • Oct 9 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, president of Brazil (b. 1905)
  • Oct 15 Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
  • Oct 18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • Oct 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • Oct 24 Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • Oct 25 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • Nov 5 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 9 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Nov 15 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • Nov 16 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • Nov 24 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • Nov 25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • Nov 25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 28 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • Dec 2 Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63
  • Dec 2 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • Dec 6 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie), dies at 68
  • Dec 7 Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
  • Dec 7 Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
  • Dec 14 Stanley G[rauman] Weinbaum, American sci-fi author (Red Peri), dies at 85
  • Dec 14 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, dies at 89
  • Dec 16 Paul Castellano, Organized-crime chief, shot dead at a NYC restaurant
  • Dec 16 Thomas Bilotti, American mafioso (b. 1940)
  • Dec 17 Otto Gotsche, writer, dies
  • Dec 18 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (b. 1916)
  • Dec 27 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered in Rwanda
  • Dec 31 Sam Spiegel, Academy Award winning producer (Betrayal), dies at 84