What Happened on August 16, 1985

Historical Events

Television Premiere

CBS' premiere of its TV adaptation of "Death of A Salesman", starring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich

Famous Birthdays

  • Agnes Bruckner, American actress, born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
Born in 1985

Famous Weddings

Madonna & Sean Penn

American pop singer Madonna (27) weds actor Sean Penn (24) at a clifftop mansion in Malibu, California on her, and the day before his, birthday; divorce in 1989

1985 Highlights

About August 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 7 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