On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1985

Historical Events

  • 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched

Sports History

New York Yankees fire manager Yogi Berra 16 games into season, despite assurance from owner George Steinbrenner that he would be kept for the whole season. Billy Martin named as replacement.

  • Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues
  • Tony Tubbs beats defending champion Greg Page by unanimous decision in 15 rounds at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo for WBA heavyweight boxing title
1985 Highlights

About April 29, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus