On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1985

Historical Events

  • 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
  • Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
  • Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

  • Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons

1985 Highlights

About February 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius