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 Birthdays

  • Jeremy Davis, American rock bassist and songwriter (Paramore, 2004-15 - "Misery Business"; "Still Into You"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Famous Weddings

Martin Scorsese

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

Famous Deaths

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

William Lyons

William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

1985 Highlights

About February 8, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • UK #1 Song: I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson