On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1985

Famous Birthdays

  • Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer (3 Olympic medals), born in Perth, Australia
  • Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer (2 Olympic golds, 1 silver), born in Katherine, Australia
  • Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer, born in Swansea, Wales
  • Steven Smith, Scottish footballer (Rangers), born in Bellshill, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • "Philly" Joe Jones, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), dies at 84
1985 Highlights

About August 30, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo