On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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