On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1985

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
General and President of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida
General and President of Nigeria
Ibrahim Babangida
  • 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
1985 Highlights

About August 27, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo