What Happened on April 8, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
  • India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1985 History

Famous Deaths

  • J. Fred Coots, American songwriter ("Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"; "Love Letters In The Sand"), dies at 87

About April 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are The World - USA For Africa
  • UK #1 Song: Easy Lover - Philip Bailey (Duet with Phil Collins)