What Happened on August 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • First Iraqi air raid on Iran's main oil export terminal, Kharg Island
  • PW Botha gives the "Rubicon" Speech in Durban, South Africa, dissapointing many by refusing to consider immediate and major reforms in the country's apartheid system

Famous Weddings

  • Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Yardumian, American composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68