On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Ibrahim Babangida overthrows Major General Muhammadu Buhari's regime in Nigeria

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Mary Joe Fern├índez at 14 years 8 days old becomes youngest player to win at the US Tennis Open; beats England's Sara Gomer 6-1, 6-4 in a 1st round match

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American artist