What Happened on December 27, 1985

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

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 ice hockey center (NHL All-Rookie 2007; NHL All-Star 2011; Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, LV Golden Knights), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Tivon Pennicott, Jamaican-American jazz saxophonist (Celery Juice), born in Marietta, Georgia
Born in 1985

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? 37 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens