On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
  • Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67