What Happened on January 13, 1985

Historical Events

  • 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 99 year old Otto Bucher from Switzerland becomes oldest man to record a hole-in-one at Spanish GC La Manga's 130-yard 12th hole
  • Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $17.1 million
  • Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428

Sports History

John McEnroe repeats previous year's result with a 7–5, 6–0, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim back-to-back season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

Playing in his 436th career game, Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky scores his 400th career NHL goal and adds 2 assists in a 5-4 Oilers' win over the Sabres in Buffalo

1985 History

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Walsh, American College Football Hall of Fame center and coach (Notre Dame; Bowdoin), dies at 83
  • Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42

About January 13, 1985

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner