On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Houston's Bill Fitch becomes the 6th coach in NBA history to post 600 wins as the Rockets beat the New Jersey Nets, 97-93

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
  • Athina Onassis, daughter of Christina