On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois
  • Ángel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Night Stalker suspect that terrorized California captured in East Los Angeles

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMohammed bin Salman

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

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman

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? 34 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo