On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1985

Historical Events

  • Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
  • Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA Lightweight championship, in Buffalo, New York
  • NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • The founding of Hezbollah.

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacy Lewis, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2011, Women's British Open 2013), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Zoi Dimoschaki, Greek swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
1985 Highlights

About February 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius