On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1985

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • Scott Verplank beats Jim Thorpe in Western Open playoff, first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Gene Littler 1954

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65
1985 Highlights

About August 4, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo