What Happened on February 21, 1985

Historical Events

  • Evert van Benthem wins his 13th Elfstedentocht, a long distance 11 city skating race
  • Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

Sports History

National League baseball player Tim Raines is awarded a $1.2 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

1985 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Burton, American speedcuber, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer, born in Heraklion, Greece
Born in 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Lurelei) and actor (Floris), dies of a brain tumor at 47
  • Ina Claire [Fagan], American stage and screen actress (Ninotchika), dies of a heart attack at 91
  • Louis Hayward, British-American actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75

About February 21, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson