On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
  • CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • Mike Gatting (207) and Graeme Fowler (201) become first pair of England batsmen to complete double centuries in the same innings during 9-wicket 4th cricket Test win against India at Madras
  • Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years, bur dies before taking office

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer, born in Solrød Strand, Denmark