On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • J. Fred Coots, American songwriter ("Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"; "Love Letters In The Sand"), dies at 87
1985 Highlights

About April 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries