On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1985

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNHL Record

Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky sets an NHL record with his 34th career hat trick as the Oilers beat the Kings 6-4 in Los Angeles

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Quebec's Czech center Peter Stastny scores his 100th NHL point of the season for the 5th straight year, with an assist for the Nordiques in a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins in Quebec City
  • The NCAA Rules Committee adopts a 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season in an effort to eliminate stalling
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2005, 06; Olympic silver 2006; Grand Prix Final champion 2005, 07), born in Martigny, Switzerland
  • Thom Evans, Scottish rugby union winger (10 caps; London Wasps, Glasgow Warriors), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
1985 Highlights

About April 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries