On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
  • Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
  • Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
  • Steven Smith, Scottish footballer

Famous Deaths

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