On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1985

Historical Events

  • -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
  • -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • Patient innings from Dilip Vengsarkar (137) and Mohammad Azharuddin (122) set India up for 5th cricket Test draw vs England in Kanpur; Azharuddin, 3 centuries in 1st 3 Tests

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Shiels, Irish soccer midfielder (14 caps, Northern Ireland; Hibernian, Rangers), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
  • Jodi Gordon, Australian actress & model, born in Mackay, Australia
  • Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher, born in Bend, Oregon
1985 Highlights

About February 1, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius