On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1985

Historical Events

  • "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
  • 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
  • New York Yankees retire champion 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
  • 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

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? 35 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo