On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1985

Historical Events

  • -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
  • -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
  • Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
  • Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Jessye Norman sings "Simple Gifts" at the second inauguration of US President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D. C.

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Lewis, English darts player (PDC World Champion 2011-12), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • James Beard, American culinary expert and author (Delights & Prejudices), dies at 81
1985 Highlights

About January 21, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius