What Happened on August 4, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances

Sports History

Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5

Hall of Fame

New York Yankees retire Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10

  • Scott Verplank beats Jim Thorpe in Western Open playoff, first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Gene Littler 1954

Sports History

Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium

1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
  • Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65

About August 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shout - Tears For Fears
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna