On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1985

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem

Famous Deaths

  • Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), dies in plane at 13
1985 Highlights

About August 25, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo