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

Sports History

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

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

French government denies knowledge of bombing of the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland New Zealand

1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Kelley, American country musician (Florida Georgia Line), born in Ormond Beach, Florida
  • David Price, American MLB player (2012 Cy Young Award), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Hugo Duminil-Copin, French mathematician (Fields Medal 2022, probability theory), born in Paris, France
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Carmelo, Filipino aviator, lithographer, and painter, dies at 89
  • Pieter "Piet" Jongeling, Dutch politician (GPV) and author of children's books (Scout: The Secret of the Swamp), dies at 76

About August 26, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  • UK #1 Song: I Got You Babe - Ub40 Featuring Chrissie Hynde