On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
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 [Sant Ji], Indian Sikh leader and President of the Akali Dal during the Punjab insurgency of the 1980s, assassinated by Sikh extremists less than a month after he signed a peace accord with the government [1]
1985 Highlights

About August 20, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo