What Happened on August 14, 1985

Historical Events

Music History

Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including publishing rights to most of the Beatles song catalog) for $47.5M; 10 years later he sells 1/2 of his interest to Sony for $150M

  • Political violence by the youth begins after funeral of assassinated Victoria Mxenge, a civil rights lawyer, who was respected and liked by the Congress of South African Students

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Kate Fox, American actress (Asadora; Massan), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Christian Gentner, German footballer, born in NĂ¼rtingen, Germany
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • (Edith) "Gale" Sondergaard, American Academy Award-winning stage and screen actress (Anthony Adverse; The Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86

About August 14, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shout - Tears For Fears
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna