What Happened on August 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92