What Happened on April 15, 1985

Historical Events

  • 89th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith repeats as men's champion in 2:14:05; American Lisa Larsen Weidenbach takes women's title in 2:34:06
  • Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
  • John Danks, American baseball player
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Stroman, Dutch writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard), dies at 82

About April 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are The World - USA For Africa
  • UK #1 Song: We Are The World - Usa For Africa