What Happened on December 12, 1985

Historical Events

  • 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
  • DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-207

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Karekezi, Rwandan film director (The Mercy of the Jungle), born in Rubavu, Rwanda
  • Sabine Devieilhe, French operatic coloratura soprano, born in Ifs, France

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Baxter, American actress (The Razor's Edge; All About Eve), and singer, dies of a stroke at 62
  • Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47
1985 Highlights

About December 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  • UK #1 Song: Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston