On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet

Famous Birthdays

  • Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player

Famous Deaths

  • Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78