On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1985

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Terrorists kill 20 and wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome and Vienna airports. President Reagan blames Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bjarke Mogensen, Danish classical accordionist (Martin Lohse - In Liquid), and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 2011-present), born in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Logan Bailly, Belgian football goalkeeper
  • Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • Tivon Pennicott, Jamaican-American jazz saxophonist (Celery Juice), born in Marietta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player, coach (Davis Cup captain 1939-67, won 16), dies of a heart attack at 79
1985 Highlights

About December 27, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn