On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1985

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Begg-Smith, Australian-Canadian freestyle skier, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Minnisha Lamba, Indian actress & model, born in New Delhi, India
  • Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player, born in Milan, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Muslim leader, hanged at 76
  • Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), dies from cancer at 72