On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Leg-spin bowler Bob "Dutchy" Holland takes 4/90 for match figures of 10/144 as Australia beats the West Indies by innings in 5th Test in Sydney; Windies take series, 3-1
  • Nevada Las Vegas basketball gives coach Jerry Tarkanian his 600th career victory with a 142-140 win over Utah State in triple overtime; total of 282 points breaks NCAA men's record of 275 set in 1976

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather O'Reilly, American soccer midfielder (231 caps; FIFA Women's World Cup 2015; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author & first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76
1985 Highlights

About January 2, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn