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

President Inaugurated

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

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? 36 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius