On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1985

Historical Events

  • 42nd Venice Film Festival: "Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond)" directed by Agnes Varda wins the Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

French government denies knowledge of attack on Rainbow Warrior

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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Kelley, American country musician (Florida Georgia Line), born in Ormond Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Pieter "Piet" Jongeling, Dutch politician and author (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
1985 Highlights

About August 26, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo