What Happened on August 31, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois

Sports History

Ángel Cordero Jr. becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100m

  • Night Stalker suspect that terrorized California captured in East Los Angeles

Famous Birthdays

Mohammed bin SalmanMohammed bin Salman (37 years old)

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (2017-) and Saudi Defense Minister (2015-), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for tissue grafting), dies at 85
1985 Highlights

About August 31, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  • UK #1 Song: I Got You Babe - Ub40 Featuring Chrissie Hynde