What Happened on August 8, 1985

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, American silent screen actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
1985 Highlights

About August 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Shout - Tears For Fears
  • UK #1 Song: Into The Groove - Madonna