On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1985

Historical Events

  • 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at Manchester airport, 55 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Lang, American golfer (US Open 2016), born in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies at 71
  • Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer and journalist, dies at 71
1985 Highlights

About August 22, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo