On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1985

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer, born in Farciennes, Belgium
  • Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer (Chelsea), born in Oumé, Ivory Coast

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
1985 Highlights

About August 5, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo