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 bombing of the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland New Zealand

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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
  • David Price, American MLB player (2012 Cy Young Award), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Carmelo, Filipino aviator, lithographer, and painter, dies at 89
  • 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? 36 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo