On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle
  • Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US
  • Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers
  • Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win

Famous Deaths

  • Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists