What Happened on August 2, 1985

Historical Events

  • 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
  • Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die

Cricket History

England captain David Gower scores his 5,000th run in Test cricket during the drawn 4th Test v Australia at Old Trafford

Famous Birthdays

  • Davey Boy Smith Jr. [Harry Smith], Canadian professional wrestler (multiple tag team champion), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies at 79
1985 Highlights

About August 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 25 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