What Happened on April 25, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

Music Premiere

Roger Miller's musical "Big River", based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 1005 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards

  • West German Parliament rules it is illegal to deny the Holocaust
1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver, born in Rhenen, Netherlands
  • Jonathan Halyalkar, American actor (Billy-Who's the Boss), born in Ramsey, New Jersey
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
  • Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music; Alice in Wonderland), dies from a heart attack at 80

About April 25, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

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