On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1985

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Roger Miller's musical "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • West German Parliament rules it is illegal to deny the Holocaust

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

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
1985 Highlights

About April 25, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus